Anyone who deals with electric cars will inevitably be faced with the following question at some point: What happens when the battery is dead? One widespread misbelief is that they end up going straight into the garbage. However, that would not only be uneconomic, but also a waste of valuable resources. So, how easy is it to maintain the high-voltage traction battery in an electric car and can it, in a worst-case scenario, be repaired after a crash?
Battery lifespan Battery repairs in an electric car – is that possible?
Is the electric car dead and buried if the battery is broken? No, as it can usually be repaired. We visit the Volkswagen Qualification Center in Erfurt, where high-voltage experts are trained.