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Old electric vehicle batteries to be recycled into energy storage systems

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Posted: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 4:51 pm

Your first thought about electric cars and the power grid might be that the vehicles are going gobble up more energy from grid and might cause blackouts. But the truth may be quite the opposite. Last week Nissan, makers of the fully electric Leaf, announced plans to partner with ABB to test the feasibility of creating an energy storage network from used batteries. Rather than dismantling and disposing or recycling the battery’s individual components after the vehicle’s life Nissan or another company could buy the old battery and use its remaining charge capacity to storage energy for use on the grid.

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