Used Electric Car Batteries Could Be Crucial In Future Energy Storage

Used Electric Car Batteries Could Be Crucial In Future Energy Storage
technology

New partnership will evaluate storage systems and back-up power sources using lithium-ion packs from EVs.

Emma Hutchings
  • 23 january 2012

Nissan North America, ABB, 4R Energy and Sumitomo Corporation of America have formed a partnership to evaluate whether used electric car batteries could provide residential and commercial energy storage solutions and back-up power sources, making electric vehicles even more sustainable. Their aim is to develop a prototype to effectively reuse lithium-ion batteries taken from the Nissan LEAF.

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