Second Life of xEV Batteries in Microgrids

Second Life of xEV Batteries in Microgrids
Posted: 15 Mar 2015
Authors:
Dr. Jin Wang
He Li and Mohammed Alsolami
Primary Committee:
IEEE Smart Grid Newsletters
Pages: 3

The rapid growth of the market for hybrid and pure electric vehicles (xEV) presents a new challenge on how to manage used EV batteries (Li-ion or NiMH) after they are no longer employed inside vehicles. Can �retired� batteries be utilized in other less demanding applications before they are disposed of? The answer may lie within emerging microgrids.

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