Even more so than the expected shortage of lithium (along with other “rare earths”), auto manufacturers are fully focused on Develop and improve processes for recovering and recycling used batteries In those EVs that have reached the end of their reasonable useful life.
However, to develop a suitable circular economy scenario, some of those used cells may be saved from tearing down and continue to perform. Other jobs outside of cars.
The Jaguar Land Rover consortium, which now wants to be known as JLR, is finalizing a proposal of this kind, through which The batteries used from its electric models will be used to store renewable energy.
A gesture for ‘green’ energy in the UK
in In cooperation with WEX EngineeringJaguar Land Rover is committed to developing a renewable electricity storage system that aims to become one of the largest in the UK.
This system is designed to Collecting electricity produced by solar farms and windmills Which are increasingly increasing in number, and consist of several storage units. Each unit in turn consists of a pack of 30 batteries from models such as the Jaguar I-Pace, all of which will be connected to the grid of the state electricity company National Grid.
As JLR’s statement indicates, there will indeed be a first storage unit with a maximum capacity of 2.5 MWh, consisting of batteries recovered from several I-Pace prototypes and test units. The goal is to achieve storage that will allow, before the end of the year, the accumulation of up to 7.5 megawatts per hour, which is enough to light 750 homes. British for a whole day.
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