Nissan set to evaluate energy storage options for recycled lithium-ion batteries
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Nissan North America, Inc., (NNA) and ABB, the world's leading power and technology group, along with 4R Energy and Sumitomo Corporation of America, have formed a partnership to evaluate the reuse of lithium-ion battery packs that power the Nissan LEAF. The purpose is to evaluate and test the residential and commercial applications of energy storage systems using lithium-ion battery packs reclaimed from electric vehicles after use. Electric vehicle batteries have longer lives than those of personal computers or cell phones, with up to 70 percent capacity remaining after 10 years of use in an automotive application. This longevity allows them to be used beyond the lifetime of the vehicle for applications such as a smart-grid energy management system or battery energy storage. Energy storage solutions are expected to become a key component of the smart grid, contributing to greater efficiency, reliability and performance.
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