Kia Europe and encore DB are working together to create second-life energy storage systems from used electric vehicle batteries.
Used batteries from Kia vehicles were disassembled and reassembled to form battery energy storage systems
THEcollaborates with the corporate start-up company encore her Deutsche Bahn, for creation second life battery energy storage systems from used car batteries. The first installation at the EUREF-Campus in Berlin provides 72 kWh of energy from the batteries of one Soul.
confirmed her plans for the reuse of batteries from electric vehicles (EV) in “Second Life” battery energy storage systems as part of the global strategy in the context of sustainability. To this end, the automaker is working with encoreone start-up company of Deutsche Bahn, which receives EV batteries from all over Europe for manufacturing and distribution second life battery energy storage systems. EV batteries are disassembled and subjected to detailed diagnostic checks so that they can then be used either for new battery energy storage systems or to be recycled, depending on their useful capacity.
For the implementation of the pan-European initiative, theEurope became the first car manufacturer to partner with encore | DB. The two companies recently presented at the EUREF-Campus in Berlin a prototype installation battery storage, made entirely from reused battery modules Soul EV.
As e-mobility pioneer and leader in sustainable mobility solutions, hshared its plans for the development of purpose-built vehicles (PBVs), autonomous technologies and a series of progressives ideas that will determine future trends. THE evolves each model with a thorough approach considering the procedures at the end of the life cycle and the regeneration of resources. This drove her to look for alternatives for recycling of used EV batteries in the framework of the “Second Life” project, which extend the useful life of batteries through new applications. The encore | DB already operates a battery return service throughout Europe to create “Second Life” battery energy storage systems that facilitated by the integrated infrastructure available within the Deutsche Bahn Group.
Jason Jeong, its PresidentEurope, commented: «With our success in electrifying Kia models, we also take responsibility for batteries beyond their lifetime in the car. Kia’s groundbreaking collaboration with encore | DB shows that we consider accumulators a valuable resource in terms of a sustainable circular economy».
The first prototype was launched project
In August,Europe and the encore | DB jointly unveiled their first battery energy storage system at the EUREF Campus in Berlin which functions as a part of it Micro Smart Grid, an electrical network in which different energy sources, consumers and storage systems are intelligently connected. The aim is to reduce dependency from the grid through predictable energy flows and increase the share of renewable energy use across the Campus.
To create the battery energy storage system, η encore| DB collect, disassemble, analyze and then reuse the recycles EV batteries. For the storage system of battery power at the EUREF-Campus, its used batteriesSoul EVs were collected by its dealers and taken to decommissioning partner DellCon through the extended network logistics of Deutsche Bahn to ensure sustainable and safe transport. The packages were then disassembled for diagnostics state-of-the-art testing and battery health status assessment.
The unit at EUREF – Campus consists of a total of 24 battery units arranged in three shelves. Each unit consists of 14 double cells. A system battery management system (BMS) developed by STABL compensates for them different health states between battery units performing where necessary passive or active voltage equalization. The prototype unit will provide 72 kWh of useful power for the supporting and storing solar energy for future use as well of other applications in EUREF – Campus.
See ALL the latestthe moment they occur at