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A trip planning that takes the actual age of a car battery into account has a positive impact on the ultimate lifespan of that battery. The results of Fleetlife, a joint feasibility study of TNO and Amber, give leasing companies and fleet owners that extra means to dispatch their electric cars in a smart and durable way. “When a value is attached to the remaining battery lifespan of a vehicle provisioned, managing on optimal deployment is even more rewarding”, says senior project manager Roel de Natris of TNO.

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