Master Thesis - Site Ecosystems

Background of thesis project
  • Suitable background
  • Industrial Engineering and Management, Energy Systems Engineering, Product and Production Development, Innovation Management

Description of thesis work

The goal of this master thesis proposal is to investigate the management of site ecosystems utilizing battery swap solutions. Specifically, this research aims to map and compare different ecosystem setups, identify their needs and requirements, and develop an operational strategy for effectively managing ecosystems to support diverse battery swap solutions. The outcomes of this work will contribute to the development and optimization of operational plans for implementing a range of battery swap solutions for different customer segments. The research activities involved in this work are as follows:
  • Conduct a literature review on battery swap solutions and ecosystem management
  • Analyze and map out different ecosystem setups and configurations utilized in battery swap solutions
  • Identify the challenges associated with managing site ecosystems that use battery swap solutions.
  • Investigate the specific needs and requirements of different battery swap solutions within diverse ecosystems
  • Identify technical, operational, or financial aspects that influence how the site ecosystem could be optimally operated, such as electricity market design or site layout
  • Develop an operational strategy for effectively managing site ecosystems to support various battery swap solutions, including the earlier defined aspects.
  • Select and examine real-world case studies to validate the proposed operational strategy.
  • Compare the performance and effectiveness of different ecosystem setups and assess their alignment with battery swap solution requirements.
  • Compare 2-3 scenarios and estimate the ecosystem’s value proposition and profitability from a business model perspective.
  • Provide recommendations and guidelines for optimizing ecosystem management to enhance battery swap solution implementation.

We are looking for a team of two students with knowledge and interest of electromobility, business models, energy systems and ecosystem partnerships. You are curios, open-minded and are interested in collaborating with people with another background than yourself. During the master thesis you are mainly located at our plant in Eskilstuna. The recruitment process is ongoing, the positions can be filled before the application time has expired.

Thesis Level: Master

Language: English

Starting date: Early 2024

Number of students: 2


Reinier Overmaat
Research Engineer
Future ecosystem solutions

Volvo Construction Equipment
T. +46 16 2019917
Volvo Construction Equipment | CE44470 | TCB2
63185 Eskilstuna | Sweden

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