Jaguar makes an energy storage unit from Range Rover batteries

Jaguar makes an energy storage unit from Range Rover batteries

Jaguar Land Rover has developed a mobile energy storage unit in partnership with UK start-up Allye Energy using waste batteries from Range Rover plug-in models, the two businesses announced on Tuesday.

The two companies said the single Allye MAX battery energy storage system (BESS) uses second-life batteries from Range Rover and Range Rover Sport hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) and can store 270 kilowatt hours (kWh), enough to power British home for about a month.

The European Union has mandated that in the next decade an increasing number of components in EV batteries be recycled and that automakers focus on second-life applications, such as storing energy from healthy batteries that no longer have enough power to power EVs for long periods of time. the distance

MAX BESS can charge up to nine Range Rover PHEVs simultaneously and can be recharged using a standard EV charger.

JLR said the storage unit can replace the diesel generator and the first prototype will be used by the engineering team to test the Range Rover Electric, which is scheduled to be launched later this year.

“Developing battery recycling projects like this is essential if we are to make sustainability a reality at JLR,” Reuben Chorley, director of industrial operations from JLR, said in a press release.

In January, Synetiq, the UK’s largest car recycling company, said it would supply Allye with batteries from recovered electric vehicles for use in energy storage units. (Reporting by Nick Carey; Editing by Susan Fenton)