(November 4, 2015) E-mobility thought to the end: World's largest 2nd-use battery storage unit set to connect to the grid
* Cooperation between Daimler, The Mobility House, GETEC and REMONDIS completes the battery value creation cycle
* Re-use of electric vehicle batteries improves environmental performance and the lifecycle costs of e-mobility
* 13-megawatt battery storage unit to connect to the grid in early 2016
* Levelling out fluctuations in the power grid as an active contribution towards the energy revolution
The world's largest 2nd-use battery storage unit will soon go into operation in the Westphalian town of Lünen. A joint venture between Daimler AG, The Mobility House AG and GETEC, it will be operated from the beginning of next year at the site of REMONDIS SE and marketed in the German electricity balancing sector. A special feature of this venture is the use of second-life battery systems from electric vehicles. In Lünen, systems from the second generation of smart electric drive vehicles are being incorporated into a stationary storage unit with a total capacity of 13 MWh. The process demonstrably improves the environmental performance of electric vehicles, thereby helping to make e-mobility more economically efficient.