Is the future of used electric car batteries in grid energy storage systems like the Second Life Batteries Alliance project from BMW, Bosch and Vattenfall in Germany?

A new life for old batteries

A tie-up between BMW, Bosch and Vattenfall in Germany could help speed up halting moves to develop low-cost energy storage reserves from old car batteries.The three companies last month launched the Second Life Batteries Alliance…

Sales of electric vehicles in China are set for huge growth, as 30% of all new government vehicles must be ‘new energy’ (electric, hybrid or fuel cell) by 2016. Photo: BMW Brilliance

Energy storage news: 16.07.14

A selection of energy storage news from our Twitter feed over the last week. LG is building a factory to manufacture electric vehicle batteries in China, with the intention of serving 100,000 cars per year. Pumped hydro energy…

Electric vehicle policy in Germany

18 things we learned at EVS27

Well, how was it for you? We certainly had a great time at the 27th International Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS27), and kudos to the organisers for putting on such an interesting and diverse event. Although…