Second Life: Carmakers and Storage Startups Get Serious About Reusing Batteries

By [email protected] Batteries aren’t dead when they come to the end of their useful life in an electric vehicle.

Reused or “second-life” lithium-ion batteries still have a lot of juice left in them, but so far the concept of using these batteries in stationary applications has yet to gain real market traction. New research, growing automotive industry interest and an expanding startup ecosystem suggest that that could now finally be changing.

“There’s definitely an uptick in the number of companies that are now trying this and getting serious about it, and I think it’s becoming pretty clear what the main obstacles are that remain,”

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