November 13th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan
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
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") technology. I think dozens if not hundreds of people have predicted here that this is the future
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