ÖAMTC initiates a market launch with battery diagnostics for electric vehicles in Austria

Innovation in the electromobility sector by the Austrian startup company AVILOO

ÖAMTC initiates a market launch with battery diagnostics for electric vehicles in Austria

Innovation in the electromobility sector by the Austrian startup company AVILOO


AVILOO was the first company in the world to develop a manufacturer-independent
diagnostic method for motive power batteries in electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. As
Austria’s leading Automotive Association, the ÖAMTC was aware of the urgent need for
a health check for e-cars very well and is therefore the first to offer this innovation to its
members as an individual service from June on at selected subsidiaries.
Electromobility enjoys growing popularity, and more and more motorists are
considering electric or hybrid vehicles when purchasing a car. However, in the growing
used car market, the residual value is not as easy to determine as it is for gasoline or
diesel vehicles. The traction battery can account for up to 50 percent of the vehicle's
value, and therefore its condition is decisive for determining a residual value in line with
the real market condition. AVILOO experienced this in 2016 when purchasing an electric
car, and initiated at this point the development of an independent diagnostic method for
batteries in electric and plug-in-hybrid vehicles through intensive research.
“Traction batteries are chemical energy storage devices that are subject to a natural
aging process and over time loses its storage capacity. Likewise, usage behavior such as
permanent pressure of the accelerator or frequent charging with high charging capacity
can lead to premature aging of the battery in e-cars,” emphasizes AVILOO CTO DI
Nikolaus Mayerhofer. Very early on, the Automobile Association was aware of the fact
that an objective and independent test of the electric vehicle batteries is essential for
the resale of e-vehicles. "In search for a suitable diagnostic option, we approached
established companies, but the topic was too complex for them," says ÖAMTC emobility
expert Christian Klejna. “With AVILOO we found a partner whom we
accompanied right from the start. Considering the years of experience, we have been
able to provide valuable insights from practical experience and are now corporately
introducing AVILOO`s innovative diagnostic system to the market. "
"We are pleased about the market launch and that consumers can benefit from our
innovation", says AVILOO CEO DI Wolfgang Berger. The check is based on data and the
battery does not have to be removed for the test. All you need for the test procedure is
the AVILOO box, which is plugged into the OBD interface in the car. "The test is created
in the system at a selected ÖAMTC location and the AVILOO box is professionally
installed in the car by an ÖAMTC technician. The member receives a link on his/her
mobile phone and is guided through the test step by step," explains DI Wolfgang Berger.
"In the course of the trip to reduce the battery charge to a minimum, millions of data
points are analyzed in the AVILOO Battery Cloud in order to obtain a precise diagnosis
of the state of health of the battery. After the test is completed, a test certificate is
issued. The test result is displayed as a percentage and shows the state of health of the
battery. In the course of the handover of the test certificate, the members at the
ÖAMTC subsidiary will be given a detailed explanation of the result, "says ÖAMTC Head
of Engineering, Test, Safety, Thomas Hametner, describing the verification process.
"The price of the test and certificate is € 180 including VAT - a good and minor
investment when you consider how important the information on the condition of the
battery for the value of the vehicle is."


For further requests please contact:
DI Wolfgang Berger, CEO AVILOO GmbH
wolfgang.berger@aviloo.com
Tel.: +43 2236 374 036


Photo Credits:
Photo 1/Text: v.l.n.re.: ÖAMTC-Head of Engineering, Test, Safety, Thomas Hametner;
CTO DI Nikolaus Mayerhofer, CEO DI Wolfgang Berger (both AVILOO GmbH)
© AVILOO GmbH