Mercedes and BAIC found a use for used batteries from electric vehicles

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Mercedes-Benz Energy BAIC and Beijing Electric Vehicle (BJEV), which are subsidiaries of Daimler, signed a partnership agreement to develop battery systems of Second Life in China.

Mercedes-Benz BJEV and Energy signed a partnership agreement and will work together to build a system for recycling old batteries from electric vehicles BJEV. The first store in Second Life will appear in Beijing, China, according to Auto Informant with reference to Electrive.

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Mercedes-Benz engineers with the help of tests and simulations I want to demonstrate the potential of used batteries of electric vehicles for alignment of fluctuations in power systems. In their opinion, such fixed systems have “far-reaching opportunities.”

“With the increasing consumption of renewable energy increases the need for alignment of fluctuations in the networks. Used batteries are a perfect solution to this problem. It will also allow you to save valuable raw materials,” – said General Director of Mercedes-Benz Energy Gordon Gassmann.

Note that this is not the first experience of Mercedes-Benz Energy in creating systems with used batteries. In Germany MB Energy and its partners already operate three major storage facilities with a total capacity of 40 MWh.