25 Jul '11, 8pm

Plug-In 2011: GM demonstrates Chevy Volt battery re-use applications

Plug-In 2011: GM demonstrates Chevy Volt battery re-use applications

GM and ABB Demonstrate Battery Re-Use Applications 2011-07-20 Companies test Chevrolet Volt battery for storage, back-up power and selling power back to the grid First device to combine commercial electric vehicle battery and power inverter could save money for consumers and utilities RALEIGH, N.C. – The expected growth in vehicle electrification poses a challenge: What will happen to the battery systems after they reach the end of their useful life in the vehicle? Earlier this year, General Motors signed a definitive agreement with ABB Group to identify joint research and development projects that would reuse Chevrolet Volt battery systems, which will have up to 70 percent of life remaining after their automotive use is exhausted. Recent research conducted by GM predicts that secondary use of 33 Volt batteries will have enough storage capacity to power up to 50 homes for ...

Full article: http://green.autoblog.com/2011/07/25/plug-in-2011-gm-demo...

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