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Nissan tests Leaf EV battery storage in Brazil

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 09:30 -- John Shepherd
Nissan Brazil agreement signing. Photo: Nissan

Nissan is partnering with a university in Brazil to study the potential for used electric vehicle (EV) batteries to power energy storage systems in the country.

The Japanese car maker’s business in Brazil has signed a memorandum of intent (pictured) with the Federal University of Santa Catarina for (UFSC) to “test solutions and future applications” for the lithium-ion systems.

 

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Hyundai EV batteries to get second life in Wärtsilä ESS deal

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 13:49 -- Xuan Zhong
Hyundai EV batteries to get second life in Wärtsilä ESS deal

South Korean car giant Hyundai is making inroads into the global power storage market under a second-life electric vehicle (EV) batteries deal with Finnish energy tech firm Wärtsilä.

The companies said their “technology and commercial partnership” would target “advanced energy storage products and platforms that maximise Hyundai’s second-life EV batteries”— selling into Wärtsilä’s existing network of customers across 180 countries.

 

Photo caption: (from left) Javier Cavada, President of Energy Solutions at Wärtsilä, Dr. Youngcho Chi, Executive Vice President of Strategy & Technology Division and Chief Innovation Officer at Hyundai Motor Group, John Jung, President & CEO at Greensmith Energy

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Partnership bolsters hope of bringing Leaf’s 2nd life lithium-ion market

Wed, 12/16/2015 - 13:09 -- Paul Crompton
Partnership bolsters hope of bringing Leaf’s 2nd life lithium-ion market

Japanese automaker Nissan has moved a step closer to entering the second life energy storage market following a partnership with a battery management company.

UK-based power management specialist Eaton’s technology will be used with 30kW/h lithium-ion batteries from Nissan’s electric vehicle Leaf to create energy storage and control centres.

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