Universe Energy

We make grid batteries from used EVs with robots to electrify the world and reverse mining.
Our mission is to replace mining with reuse as the largest source of the next billion batteries.The problem is that batteries are expensive to reuse today because of non-standardized testing, expensive shipping, and dangerous disassembly by hand. We collect and sort old batteries, test how good they still are, and take them apart. We do this for all types of EV batteries using ML-driven analytics & intelligent robotics. Then we turn them into modular, directly accessible, and low-cost grid storage systems. If we can’t do this, we prepare them for recycling to turn them into raw materials to make new cells. Our vision is to build local factories around the world to become the largest manufacturer of used batteries and their raw materials to realize a truly clean energy revolution.

The Bonobo Robot
To achieve this mission, we build cognitive robots called Bonobo that automatically diagnose, discharge and disassemble EV-batteries using ML-based analytics and intelligent robotics. The first-generation robotic system will automatically assess the battery’s state-of- health, perform safe discharging, and remove covers from arbitrary battery packs (500kg). It then disassembles these batteries from the pack level (500 kg) down to the module- level (25 kg). Bonobo can take batteries apart 4x faster and safer than a human at 6x the throughput, leading to 50% lower unit economics.

Join the early team
We are launching the 4'000 sq ft pilot facility in Los Angeles. You can join the early team in robotics-, battery & software engineering as well as business development & operations roles. You will shape the company trajectory from day one, build groundbreaking technology, and launch the first pilots with customers alongside a talented team to leave the world better than you found it. Think you're a real badass? Apply today and join the warehouse party to scale battery reuse to deliver the next billion batteries!

Current Job Openings


Business Analyst
Los Angeles
Operations Manager
Los Angeles


Head of Robotics
Los Angeles
Lead Battery Engineer
Los Angeles