Tag: Second Life

Oct 20, 2021 - 11:09 am

BMW batteries now power pop culture for Coldplay

BMW found a new use for end-of-life electric car batteries. More than 40 partially recycled BMW i3 batteries provide electricity to Coldplay’s live performances, replacing diesel and gasoline generators for the band on tour.

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Oct 2, 2021 - 05:13 pm

Re-use, second life or recycling? Volkswagen BattMan ReLife knows

Volkswagen has just launched an analysis software called BattMan ReLife for batteries. The quick-check carried out by the software as an initial diagnosis is now being used in a pilot plant for battery recycling that Volkswagen Group Components has been operating at the Salzgitter site in Germany since the beginning of the year.

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May 26, 2021 - 01:33 pm

InoBat & Rio Tinto to set up battery recycling in Serbia

The Slovakian battery company InoBat wants to build a value chain for the production and recycling of electric car batteries in Serbia together with the mining group Rio Tinto. However, one important point is still open: The investment decision in the mine in Serbia.

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May 21, 2021 - 01:19 pm

Audi developing high power charging parks

Audi is working on its own fast-charging concept for its electric cars. A pilot will be created in the second half of the year to test a possible series application. The core of the concept is “premium” HPC charging in combination with a lounge offer. The power supply is to run via buffer storage.

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Apr 29, 2021 - 01:37 pm

Kia & SK Innovation plan circular EV battery economy

In South Korea, Kia Motors and SK Innovation have joined forces to build a circular economy for electric vehicle batteries. This involves the follow-up use of end-of-life electric car batteries as stationary energy storage units as well as the recycling of materials such as lithium, nickel and cobalt.

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Apr 28, 2021 - 02:10 pm

ÜSTRA factory recycles old eCitaro batteries

The partners of the GUW+ model project are dedicated to the re-use of batteries from electric city buses and will now realise a stationary energy storage system in a rectifier substation of the ÜSTRA based on batteries that were previously used in eCitaro city buses.

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Apr 21, 2021 - 01:46 pm

Volvo to leverage recycling to cut costs

Volvo Cars plan to develop recycling loops in a global initiative to reduce CO2 emissions and expenses. This involves recycling the high-voltage batteries from plug-in hybrids and electric cars, among other things.

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Mar 19, 2021 - 11:37 am

Batteries from e-bikes for louder music

In a bid for more second-life uses for batteries, Gomi is launching a limited edition portable Bluetooth speaker powered by batteries from old Lime e-bikes. This involves 50,000 battery cells from over 1,000 old e-bikes from the sharing provider.

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Mar 16, 2021 - 10:37 am

Nissan batteries lead second life on the shop floor

Nissan has found yet a new way of life for retired batteries from its Leaf electric model. Some now power Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV) – the driverless transport vehicles that deliver parts to the required location in the car factory.

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Jan 11, 2021 - 06:43 pm

Solaris supports second life battery research

In a joint project with Impact Clean Power Technology and TAURON Polska Energia, Polish electric bus manufacturer Solaris is exploring the secondary use of lithium-ion cells as energy storage devices in stationary applications.

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Dec 14, 2020 - 05:47 pm

FCA and Engie awarded tender for 25 MW V2G reserve

FCA Italy and Engie EPS have been awarded a contract by Italian grid operator Terna to manage 25 megawatts of electricity. This should provide ultra-fast frequency control services to Terna via a planned vehicle-to-grid (V2G) system at FCA’s Mirafiori headquarters site.

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Nov 24, 2020 - 04:51 pm

Second life for a coal power plant in Germany

In a former coal-fired power plant in Elverlingsen, Germany, a new stationary battery storage system made up of of electric car batteries has been put into operation. The project was jointly developed by Renault, the technology company The Mobility House and the electricity storage system expert Fenecon.

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Nov 3, 2020 - 12:44 pm

Mitsubishi sets sights on PHEVs

Mitsubishi Motors is aiming for a 50 per cent share of electrified vehicles by 2030, with the main focus on plug-in hybrids as stated in the manufacturers’ new “environmental plan”.

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Oct 21, 2020 - 06:03 pm

Renault presents two second-life battery projects

Renault is putting two new projects for the second-life use of batteries from electric vehicles in the spotlight. Both ‘Advanced Battery Storage’ in France and ‘SmartHubs’ in the UK are aimed at helping to balance power grids as the share of renewable energy increases.

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Oct 14, 2020 - 03:53 pm

BMW UK partners up with Off Grid Energy

BMW Group UK has announced a new partnership with Off Grid Energy to create a sustainable second life solution for its electric car batteries. Off Grid Energy will reuse spent battery modules from BMW EVs to adapt them for use as mobile power storage units.

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Sep 11, 2020 - 12:55 pm

Volvo Buses & Batteryloop take e-bus battery recycling global

Volvo Buses is providing the batteries from its electric buses with a second life as stationary storage on a large scale. Following individual pilot projects, Volvo Buses has now concluded an agreement with Batteryloop, that covers all batteries for the manufacturer’s electric buses worldwide.

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Sep 8, 2020 - 01:46 pm

Hyundai & SK Innovation cooperate on battery eco-system

Hyundai Motor Group and SK Innovation have agreed to work together to develop a sustainable ecosystem for electric vehicle batteries. The cooperation of the South Korean companies will include various business areas not directly related to cell manufacturing.

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Jul 12, 2020 - 03:43 pm

California funds 2nd-life project for microgrids

The California Energy Commission has granted funding of around 2.6 million euros to CleanSpark and ReJoule. The companies will use the funds to advance their research into the second-life of batteries, the latter delivered by Ford.

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Jul 10, 2020 - 02:29 pm

Honda and CATL forge battery cooperation

Honda has taken a one-percent stake in CATL as the company seeks a stable supply of battery cells and also closer cooperation in the areas of development and research as well as recycling and second-life approaches.

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Apr 16, 2020 - 12:33 pm

Honda & SNAM expand battery recycling partnership

Honda is expanding its partnership in Europe with the French recycling specialist SNAM. In future, SNAM will collect batteries from Honda dealers and authorised recycling facilities in 22 countries and test them for their suitability for recycling and further processing.

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Feb 12, 2020 - 04:07 pm

Alpiq & Mercedes team up on energy storage

The Swiss energy group Alpiq and Mercedes-Benz Energy have concluded a supply agreement for the stationary use of batteries from electric vehicles. The storage unit has a capacity of 1.5 MW and a gross capacity of 1.4 MWh, which is also possible to scale up.

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Jan 21, 2020 - 03:18 pm

Breakthrough in sorting used batteries for second life

The University of Warwick has developed a procedure for Nissan that allows a quick assessment of the suitability of used electric car batteries for use in stationary energy storage. The classification works at the battery pack and battery module level.

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20.10.2021 11:18