30 Jan '15, 12pm

Where Will BMW Electric-Car Batteries Go When They Retire?

Where Will BMW Electric-Car Batteries Go When They Retire?

By Stephen Edelstein 247 views Jan 30, 2015 Reddit This! Share on Facebook Share on Twitter BMW ActiveE electric car, January 2012, New Jersey Enlarge Photo Presuming you don't toss it over the nearest cliff, what do you do with a used electric-car battery pack? Even after battery capacity has degraded too much for use in cars, lithium-ion cells still have usable storage capacity. Now, BMW plans to put those used batteries to good use. MORE: Electric-Car Batteries: What Happens To Them After Coming Out Of The Car? The German carmaker is working with Bosch and Swedish utility company Vattenfall on a project to repurpose used battery packs for grid energy storage. BMW, Bosch, and Vattenfall Second Life Batteries project infographic Enlarge Photo Called Second Life Batteries, the project will begin with a prototype energy-storage system in Hamburg, Germany, according to Trans...

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Royal’s comments on diesel cars fall in line with the recent measures by the French government, which in December announce...