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08/30/21
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.

Modular structure simplifies repairs

Battery repairs in an electric car – is that possible?
Battery repairs in an electric car – is that possible?
A Volkswagen e-Golf, with battery removed, on the lifting platform: as a rule, battery systems in modern cars can usually be repaired.
Battery repairs in an electric car – is that possible?
The modular structure of the battery (in picture: the battery from a Volkswagen e-up!) allows a relatively simple repair process.
Battery repairs in an electric car – is that possible?

Battery maintenance tips from the pros

Accurate diagnosis required

Battery repairs in an electric car – is that possible?

Modules can be exchanged, cells cannot

Costs of exchanging modules

If the battery still has 70 percent or more of its capacity remaining, it is definitely worth exchanging one or two modules.
Johannes Walther
Battery repairs in an electric car – is that possible?

Repairs make valuable contribution on the “way to ZERO”

Battery repairs in an electric car – is that possible?