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Used Renault electric-car batteries provide DC fast-charging on highway

Renault Connected Energy charging station powered by second-life batteries Enlarge Photo Renault hasn't tackled the home-energy storage market to the degree its alliance partner Nissan has, but it has found another use for "second-life" batteries. The French brand has worked with UK-based Connected Energy to install two electric-car DC fast-charging stations powered by second-life batteries. Once the energy capacity of lithium-ion batteries has fallen to a point that they are no longer suitable to power vehicles, they still retain considerable capacity for use as energy storage. DON'T MISS: Nissan home energy-storage battery: another front against Tesla? The electric-car charging stations use what is called "E-STOR" technology, which recharges the second-life batteries at low power but releases the charge at high power when motorists need to fast-charge their cars. Solar o...

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