Universe Energy

We make grid batteries from used EVs with robots to electrify the world
Our mission is to scale battery reuse as the largest source of the next billion batteries. The problem is that batteries are challenging to reuse today because supply is constrained by expensive shipping, non-standard testing, and dangerous disassembly by hand. We ship used batteries, test how good they still are, and dismantle them at 50% of the cost. We do this by automating the process for all types of EV batteries using machine learning and robotics. Then we turn them into cheap grid storage or make raw materials for new cells. Our vision is to make the next billion batteries out of used batteries as its largest manufacturer. It will slash the need for mining, manufacturing & global supply chains to prevent 7 Gtons of CO2e emissions to power 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-driven 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 4'500 sq ft pilot facility in Los Angeles. You can join the early team in robotics-, battery & software engineering as well as in 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


Head of Robotics
Los Angeles


Battery Data Engineer
Los Angeles
Lead Battery Engineer
Los Angeles


Business Associate
Los Angeles
Operations Lead
Los Angeles