Senior Vice President, Automotive, Communications, and Aerospace at Quanta Services
Yeah. It's kind of a large debate right now about this kind of second life, right? So if you have an EV and you get through the end of its useful life, the battery maybe has, I don't know, 70% of capacity, is it worthwhile to take that out battery and repurpose and do some second life application with grid storage or is it makes sense that that's a 10-year-old battery and you should recycle it for the minerals and interestingly, the different automobile OEMs, for example, and power companies and battery companies, all have point of view on which way the technology -- we're not really sure what the right answer to that is, but our role is really about trying to make sure that we can help monitor the battery state of charge and actually it's getting help through the life cycle. So we're actually talking about the battery management system. We actually didn't talk about [Indecipherable] management solution.
So actually, we can put the monitoring right into the cells, and actually could be in the cells near manufacturing. And then as those cells go through their live from when they're manufactured, to when they're assembled in packs, to when they're in the car life -- in the life of the car and then possibly even to when they're reassembled into other packs, you can monitor them wirelessly through that life cycle. And monitor not just the state of charge, but also the state of health of that battery. So we'll be able to provide analytics and information through that life cycle. So we're not sure whether batteries at the end of cars that are re-purposed to the grid storage. We actually think it's a good idea or whether they'll just be recycled. But our goal, it was really to show the monitoring analytics and have that flexible way to measures through the cycle, provide the data and information for other customers and our customers to decide, okay, what's the right life. And no matter what, we believe that the longer you can extend the life of those batteries, the better off for your environment.