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Daimler will reuse electric car batteries in a 13 MWh energy storage installation

This week Daimler announced a joint venture with the Mobility House AG and GETEC to reuse electric vehicle batteries to create a 13 MWh energy storage installation in the Westphalian town of Lünen in Germany. The system will offer leveling services to the German electric grid during peak demand. At 13 MWh capacity, Daimler expects the installation to be the World’s largest second-use battery storage system.

The joint venture is currently mapping out the recycling chain and expects to connect the project to the grid in “early 2016”.

Presumably, Daimler will use batteries from the Smart EV and the Mercedes electric B-Class, which are equipped with battery packs supplied by Tesla Motors.

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