Opel R&D centre to receive 160 EV chargers
Opel is planning to install more than 160 charging points for EVs at their research and development centre in Rüsselsheim, Germany. This is where the German carmaker will be researching future electrical grid concepts with the University of Kassel and the charging infrastructure specialists Flavia IT and Plug’n Charge.
EVgo & BMW launching 2nd-life battery project
For the first time, EVgo equipped one of their fast-charging station with a back-up made from reused batteries from the BMW i3. For now said stationary set-up is a standalone but EVgo say they are planning to expand such second-life applications.
Belectric lends life to thousands of electric car batteries
Belectric says it has commissioned three large projects in the UK and Germany based on thousands of electric car batteries, both used and new. The batteries from different manufacturers have a total capacity of 40 MWh and are providing frequency response services to grids in Europe.
UK planning major battery and HPC network
The UK is installing a battery supported HPC charging network for electrified vehicles. The company Pivot Power and the National Grid are planning to connect 45 battery storage units with critical infrastructure junctions as part of a 1.6 billion pound project.