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BMW is creating a comprehensive plug-and-play energy system

Car manufacturer BMW recently announced its latest energy storage system solution that is a first of its kind to repurpose high-voltage batteries. The plug-and-play storage application can be easily installed at home and is an alternative resource for providing backup power to residential and small commercial spaces.

The initial phase of the program will use BMW i3 high-voltage batteries but with plans to incorporate 2nd Life Batteries as they become available in the market. The Munich-based automaker explains how used batteries from i3s might not be fit for the road but still have enough power to be used in a home.

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