20 Jul '11, 8pm

GM, ABB Begin Testing EV Batteries for the Grid: So many electric vehicles, so many batteries with so much lif...

GM, ABB Begin Testing EV Batteries for the Grid: So many electric vehicles, so many batteries with so much lif...

So many electric vehicles , so many batteries with so much life left to give. Even if that’s not the case today, it could be in coming years if and when electric vehicles ride into the mainstream. To find a greener pasture for the lithium-ion batteries, General Motors teamed up with ABB last year to find some solutions. The 16-kWh lithium-ion from the Chevy Volt will have up to 70 percent of life remaining after its useful days inside of a car. GM and ABB took those batteries and combined it with a grid-tied electric power inverter to create an energy storage system that could be used to store renewable energy to be used during peak usage or during outages. The storage systems uses Volt battery cells and ABB’s existing power quality filter inverter to create a prototype that offers 25-kilowatt/50-kWh applications, which would power about five U.S. homes. Besides being used...

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