NREL and partners to investigate secondary uses for electric drive vehicle batteries

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will partner with an industry-academia team led by the California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE) to investigate secondary applications for aged battery packs from electric drive vehicles. The cost of Li-ion batteries currently affects the affordability of plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles (PHEV/EV) for consumers. Batteries Electric (Battery) Plug-ins

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How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

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GM has announced plans for public sales in 2010, and almost every carmaker now says it will sell PHEVs or highway-speed battery electric vehicles (BEVs) sometime after 2010. Small long-term evaluation program, including modeling of vehicle-to-grid building benefits and economics, begun with Southern California Edison, joined by EPRI, other utilities, US DOE. Shifted earlier focus to all-electric Focus in 2011 with Magna. And ride off into the sunset on electric power.

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