A UK company has found a way to integrate the large liquid-cooled batteries used in Jaguar Land Rover vehicles in an energy storage system.
Connected Energy has adapted its E-STOR energy storage technology to operate the car manufacturer’s I-PACE batteries, giving them a second life.
The Newcastle-based company now plans to develop a fully integrated multiple battery variation of the E-STOR system using new and second-life Jaguar Land Rover batteries.
The company’s managing director, Matthew Lumsden, said: “This milestone demonstrates the flexibility of the E-STOR system and we expect it to lead to further collaboration with Jaguar Land Rover as British industry continues to lead in the global EV circular economy.”
Mick Cameron, head of e-mobility at Jaguar Land Rover, added: “From 2020 all new Jaguar Land Rover vehicles will have the option of electrification. This project explores how automotive batteries can be given a second life in energy storage solutions to support wider industry needs.”
The £1.3million research project, called 2nd hEVen, is co-funded by Innovate UK.