Tag: Second Life

Aug 13, 2019 - 03:07 pm

Warwick Uni gives Jaguar I-Pace batteries 2nd Life

Researchers from Warwick University have succeeded in repurposing Jaguar I-Pace batteries as a small energy storage system. Each unit contains about 2 kWh energy capacity, and can power “a small shop, a farm, or multiple residential homes,” claims the team.

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Aug 8, 2019 - 04:01 pm

Daimler & BAIC to develop second-life battery systems

Daimler subsidiary Mercedes-Benz Energy and BAIC subsidiary Beijing Electric Vehicle (BJEV) have entered into a development partnership for Second Life battery storage systems in China. The partners intend to jointly build the first second-life energy storage system at their Beijing location.

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May 26, 2019 - 12:26 pm

Audi sets up 1.9 MWh battery storage in Berlin

Audi has opened a stationary energy storage facility with a capacity of 1.9 MWh on the EUREF campus in Berlin. The lithium-ion batteries in second use come from development e-tron vehicles and tests various interaction scenarios between electric cars and the energy grid.

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Apr 18, 2019 - 05:52 pm

UK: 17MW virtual power plant to utilise EV batteries

London-based Moixa plans to develop a virtual power plant (VPP) that will combine solar panels, batteries and electric vehicles. The VPP could include hundreds of households, schools and other facilities in southern England and Moixa aims to eventually scale the network up to 17 MW.

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Mar 24, 2019 - 03:19 pm

Renault rolling-out V2G trials across Europe

Renault has launched the first large-scale bi-directional charging pilot projects in Europe, starting in Utrecht, the Netherlands and on the Portuguese island of Porto Santo. Similar projects will follow in five more European countries with the aim to develop services and gather learnings for future harmonisation.

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Feb 21, 2019 - 03:16 pm

VW releases battery recycling details

The recently announced Volkswagen pilot plant for recycling electric car battery materials in Salzgitter, which will go into operation in 2020, is designed to initially produce 1,200 tonnes per year. The project in Salzgitter is to be followed by further recycling plants in the next few years.

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Nov 7, 2018 - 05:11 pm

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.

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Sep 26, 2018 - 02:45 pm

Renault to install Europe’s largest 2nd life battery storage

French carmaker Renault and partners have published their plan for an Advanced Battery Storage system. They say it will become the largest energy storage system in Europe reutilising batteries from used electric vehicles. The modular system will comprise of multiple sites across France and Germany.

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Sep 23, 2018 - 07:45 pm

Renault is converting Belle-Île-en-Mer to a smart island

The Atlantic island of Belle-Île-en-Mer will be converted to a smart island by Renault, alongside partners Morbihan Energies, Les Cars Bleus and Enedis to be the first French smart island. A similar project was already kicked off on the Portuguese island of Porto Santo by Renault, as well.

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Jul 30, 2018 - 05:05 pm

E-STOR adapted to work with JLR batteries

The British company Connected Energy has  adapted their energy storage system E-STOR to work with old EV batteries from the Jaguar I-Pace, as well as other water-cooled batteries from EVs by JLR.

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Jul 17, 2018 - 05:58 pm

Audi batteries storing energy in second-life setting

Audi has joined the ranks of carmakers finding new uses for old electric car batteries as energy storage. The station has been set up close to Nuremberg in the south of Germany. Capturing 1,000 kWh, the second-life installation is run by local utilities.

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Jul 11, 2018 - 07:21 pm

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.

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Jun 26, 2018 - 05:00 pm

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.

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Jun 21, 2018 - 04:04 pm

Daimler reforms coal plant into EV battery storage unit

Daimler subsidiary Mercedes-Benz Energy has turned a coal power plant into an energy storage facility. It holds close to 2,000 electric car batteries for a combined capacity of near 10 MWh available to the energy market. On top, these batteries may also return to power new smart electric vehicles.

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Mar 19, 2018 - 04:24 pm

UPS installs 2nd life charging system in London

UPS has launched the ‘Smart Electric Urban Logistics’ (SEUL) initiative in London together with UK Power Networks and Cross River Partnership. Its new technology enables them to recharge an entire fleet of electric vehicles at the same time, thanks to stationery battery units.

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Mar 14, 2018 - 01:55 pm

EU inks Innovation Deal for battery regulation

The EU Commission has made a deal with 8 partners to review regulations governing EV battery recycling and reuse scenarios. Among the signees is the Renault-Nissan Alliance next to ministers from both France and the Netherlands.

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Feb 26, 2018 - 06:17 pm

China requires EV makers to recycle batteries

Beijing just published new rules that hold makers of electric vehicles responsible to collect and recycle their batteries. The industry ministry also calls for a service network through which the public can repair or exchange their old batteries.

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Feb 22, 2018 - 03:37 pm

Renault and EEM launch “Smart Island” project

Renault and EEM launched the ‘Smart Island’ project, that will give EV batteries a sweet second life on the Madeira archipelago. The French manufacturer is cooperating with utility Empresa de Electricidade da Madeira to convert Porto Santo island into a smart grid. On a small scale first.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2019/09/23/volkswagen-to-build-a-gigafactory/
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