There Are Answers & Solutions To The Many EV Battery Questions & Concerns People Have

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2021 22:30:41 +0000

Even before EVs, I was keen to recycle batteries. ALDI stores do a great service with recycling bins. I just have to remember to take the dead ones with me shopping. Everyone is now accustomed to battery-powered devices, but since I have bought a Tesla, the questions I get seem to focus on EVs as […]

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USU Team Develops Solar Energy Storage Systems Using “Retired” Batteries from Electric Vehicles, Named Finalist in National Solar Tech Competition

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2021 18:25:24 +0000

Technology Could Dramatically Reduce Cost of Solar Energy Storage

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Audi e-tron Supports Solar Nanogrid

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Fri, 09 Apr 2021 20:46:26 +0000

Old(ish) Audi e-tron batteries are getting another life in India. In Uttar Pradesh, a German-Indian startup founded by Berlin-based Prodip Chatterjee, Nunam, has turned two Audi e-tron battery modules into the storage medium for a solar nanogrid. But how far can two battery modules go? Apparently, quite far in Uttar Pradesh. “The prototype currently allows […]

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New Charging Station in Spain Uses 2nd-Life Electric Bus Batteries

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2021 20:10:11 +0000

The first charging station in Spain to use second-life electric bus batteries for energy storage is now online. The batteries come from Irizar electric buses. The charging stations are being produced and installed by Ibil. And the locations for the initial projects are Repsol service stations. The are 50 kW fast charger stations (rather than […]

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Battery Recycling Prize Phase III Rules Released

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2021 04:22:42 +0000

Today, the Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Prize released the official rules for the third and final phase of the Department of Energy (DOE) funded $5.5 million competition. The goal of this Prize is to develop and demonstrate processes that, when scaled, have the potential to profitably capture 90% of all discarded or spent lithium-based batteries (LIBs) in the United States, and re-introduce key materials into the U.S. supply chain

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Tesla Batteries Get 2nd Life In Electric Sightseeing Boat

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2020 17:26:21 +0000

As more and more Teslas get old (or get into accidents), there are more and more Tesla batteries available for new purposes. One clever use is as batteries in electric boats. In Sweden, the sightseeing boat Sylvia is powered by second-life Tesla batteries that were combined for 190 kWh of energy storage capacity

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5 Bonus Battery Stories — Cobalt-Free Batteries, Battery Reuse …

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sat, 27 Jun 2020 20:06:36 +0000

Following up on 7 bonus solar + storage articles — very cool stories that we just didn’t get to covering in standalone pieces — here are 5 bonus electric vehicle battery stories

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The 2nd Life Of Used EV Batteries

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sat, 06 Jun 2020 20:29:27 +0000

When an electric vehicle (EV) comes off the road, what happens to the vehicle battery? The fate of the lithium-ion batteries in electric vehicles is an important question for manufacturers, policy makers, and EV owners alike

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Second-Life Battery Systems Will Undergo Tests In Ohio & Hamburg

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Sun, 26 Jan 2020 16:12:35 +0000

Volkswagen second use batteryExperiments in Ohio and Hamburg are designed to determine whether repurposing EV batteries for energy storage is technically and commercially viable.

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Oak Ridge National Lab Is Deep Into Second-Use Battery Control System Development

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Mon, 09 Dec 2019 00:37:56 +0000

Oak Ridge second use battery researchThe question of what to do with EV batteries that are no longer able to meet the needs of a vehicle drive system will get larger in coming years. Oak Ridge National Laboratory is working on the answer today.

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