20 Jan '12, 6pm

Finding Work for Used Electric Vehicle Batteries: Plug-in vehicle people have never been good at waiting. When...

Finding Work for Used Electric Vehicle Batteries: Plug-in vehicle people have never been good at waiting. When...

Plug-in vehicle people have never been good at waiting. When the major car makers told them the idea wouldn’t fly in the marketplace, they went out and converted leaders at General Motors and Nissan . With the Volt and the LEAF selling all the cars with plugs they can get to showroom floors, it looks like the plug-in vehicle people were right. Storage at scale for renewable energy remains at arm’s length. Most experts in battery technology are hesitantly optimistic: There will be storage at scale, though not right now. Here come those pesky plug-in vehicle people again. Nissan is partnering with power and automation multinational powerhouse ABB , 4R Energy, and Sumitomo Corporation of America to start proving the long-heralded possibility of recycling LEAF lithium-ion battery packs for renewables storage. The project prepares what, at scale, would perfectly solve two chall...

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