PEM Motion GmbH

Member since: 10/2020

Active in: WG E-Waste, WG Framework conditions

PEM Motion GmbH

The PEM Motion GmbH (initially PEM Aachen GmbH) was founded in 2014 as a spin-off of the Chair for Production Engineering for E-Mobility Components (PEM) by Prof. Achim Kampker at the RWTH Aachen University as part of the StreetScooter development. PEM Motion sees itself as an engineering and consulting partner. We not only develop successful mobility solutions - we industrialise them. From a small team of innovative thinking engineers, an internationally operating company for automobile manufacturers, mobility providers, suppliers and start-ups has grown. PEM Motion is represented at three locations in Europe and North America.

We want to make a difference – today
Our motivation is to shape important issues towards more sustainable mobility. In doing so, we understand mobility as an overall concept – i.e. from manufacturing and production to disposal, recovery or further use of the product. In this respect, the network and exchange that results from the PREVENT Waste Alliance is extremely important to us. Working in a network with the various players in the value chain enables us to achieve more together.

The number of electric vehicles on the market is constantly increasing. However, the use in electric vehicles is no longer reasonable if the state of health is below 80%. Normally, only a few fall below the failure threshold. Nevertheless, the complete battery system is removed and disposed of.
Our idea of a circular economy: After taking back the used battery systems, they are analysed down to the battery cell level and the best decision for the recovery strategy is determined. The battery modules and cells are dismantled before testing and then sorted. In this way, individual parts can be reprocessed and assembled either into new battery systems for direct re-use in the vehicle or for a 2nd life in stationary energy storage systems.