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A second chance for EV batteries?

20 June 2013
tadea are proud to be talking the lead on an innovative project looking at the options available to reuse electric car batteries.

tadea are working with partners Gateshead College, SR Technologies and Opus Green to investigate if it’s possible to charge a second-hand EV car battery with solar PV generated electricity, storing energy for use for when it is needed, rather than when it is generated.

The project will be based at Gateshead College’s new R&D facility at Barmston Road, Sunderland. The building currently under refurbishment, is to become a leading centre for low emission vehicle technologies when it’s reopened later this year. The test battery rig used for this project will also be made available as a demonstration unit, visually powering equipment within the building.

Malcolm Potter, Project Manager at tadea said “This is a very exciting project for tadea to be involved in and as it’s the first of its kind within in UK to focus on how to extend the life of these batteries it’s hoped that the results will lead to further developmental work in this field.”

It is expected that the project will answer some of the key questions currently surrounding green technologies such as how to effectively store renewably generated electricity and how to extended the life of electric vehicle batteries.

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