June 6th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor
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
March 6th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor
The growth in deployments of lithium batteries will inevitably create a large flow of retired or used batteries. By 2030, analysts predict that retirements could exceed half a million vehicles annually or over 2 million metric tonnes of batteries per year
January 26th, 2020 | by Steve Hanley
Experiments in Ohio and Hamburg are designed to determine whether repurposing EV batteries for energy storage is technically and commercially viable.
December 8th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
The 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.
November 22nd, 2018 | by Cynthia Shahan
Ben Pullen, the managing director of Global EVRT, led a rousing day of informative e-mobility talks for the first ever e-mobility session at Intersolar Middle East last year. It culminated in questions from the audience. This question & answer session followed presentations on the accelerating transition to electric vehicles, the power of inflection points, sustainable cities, and more
March 24th, 2018 | by Kyle Field
This week, Nissan and affiliate 4R Energy Corporation are launching a new initiative to give used Nissan LEAF batteries a second life as the energy storage banks for off-grid lights in a new effort called "The Light Reborn."
October 30th, 2017 | by James Ayre
The BMW Battery Storage Farm Leipzig has now been officially commissioned, with the second-life BMW i3 battery storage facility now slated to provide storage capacity to local wind energy generation, and also grid balancing capability
October 15th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan
The finalists in the Global High Schools category shock me every year. They offer so much creativity, passion, and goodwill. This year, I was particularly surprised that the teacher from one of the winning schools is a long-time CleanTechnica reader!
December 5th, 2016 | by James Ayre
Nissan and its partner Eaton have begun accepting pre-orders in the UK for its new xStorage Home portfolio of energy storage products. The product line — which includes a total of 6 different product configurations — was developed cooperatively by Nissan and the power management firm Eaton
November 24th, 2016 | by James Ayre
It makes more sense from an economic standpoint to recycle old plug-in electric vehicle batteries than to reuse them directly for home energy storage, according to a new report from Lux Research. The primary reason? According to Lux Research, reused plug-in electric vehicle batteries will "deliver questionable returns on account of reduced performance, limiting them to application with less frequent and shallower depth of discharge cycles."
August 22nd, 2016 | by Zachary Shahan
One of the most popular “future tech” topics I see discussed in comments here on CleanTechnica is “vehicle-to-grid” (aka V2G or “EV-to-grid”) [&hellip
May 15th, 2016 | by James Ayre
Nissan has revealed a new home energy storage product created from recycled batteries sourced from the company’s electric vehicle offerings, [&hellip
September 7th, 2013 | by Zachary Shahan
Originally published on EV Obsession. BMW Group and Vattenfall have reportedly partnered up to jointly conduct research on the secondary [&hellip