EV batteries to reduce demand spikes and fossil fuel use
The partnership is combining batteries from end-of-life LEAFs with Eaton’s uninterruptable power supply technology, enabling users to manage grid-sourced electricity consumption or store energy from renewable sources, reducing demand spikes and reliance on fossil fuels.
Robert Lujan, electric vehicle director at Nissan Global, said: “The batteries as power storage units far outlast the typical life of a car. In order to bring a commercially viable solution to the market, it requires not only the battery expertise of Nissan, but also the experience in power management, control and integration that Eaton offers. This partnership is the first step in delivering a real-world system for our customers in the near future.”
Cyrille Brisson, vice president marketing, Eaton Electrical EMEA, commented: “These systems will really facilitate the wider adoption and deployment of renewable generation; giving people greater control over their energy supply and consumption.
“The wide-ranging benefits of such a unit include continuity of supply, increased grid stability and efficiency, avoidance of peak energy tariffs and a reduction in the reliance on expensive fuels like diesel to compensate for no-grid or poor-grid situations.”