Reuse and Repower: How to Save Money and Clean the Grid with Second-Life Electric Vehicle Batteries

This paper examines the potential for electric power production in California from used electric vehicle batteries. The capacity could be sufficient to meet one-thrid of state mandates for energy storage capacity by utilities. Barriers to such utilization include economic uncertainty; complex and adverse regulatory structures; liability concerns; and, a lack of battery performance data. Possible solutions to address those barriers include improved demonstration projects; an industry-led regulatory working group to identify and address regulatory conflicts; technical performance standards; and, increased funding and incentives for data collection.


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: 31p

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  • Accession Number: 01572466
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 9 2015 4:43PM