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Groupe Renault -Electric vehicle charging on highways with second-life-batteries

Groupe Renault -Electric vehicle charging on highways with second-life-batteries

30.08.2017: “Groupe Renault is supporting the development of charging infrastructures to simplify the daily life of electric vehicle drivers.




“Groupe Renault is supporting the development of charging infrastructures to simplify the daily life of electric vehicle drivers. Using our second-life batteries in fast EV charger contributes to progress by providing charging station operators with economical solutions.



Moreover, it is a perfect example of circular economy implementation,” says Nicolas Schottey, Head of Electric Vehicle Batteries and Charging Infrastructures Program.



•    A global first: Groupe Renault and Connected Energy have installed two quick-charge stations that use a stationary energy storage system at highway rest areas.


•    The innovative E-STOR system developed by Connected Energy uses second-life batteries from Renault electric vehicles.


•    The partnership supports Renault’s global strategy for the energy storage market.




UK-based Connected Energy and Groupe Renault have installed two quick-charge stations based on the innovative E-STOR energy storage technology on highways in Belgium and Germany. Motorists there will be the first in the world to benefit from this service.



The E-STOR technology developed by Connected Energy uses second-life batteries from Renault electric vehicles. With the E-STOR system, the batteries are recharged at low power, and the stored energy is then released at high power.



 It thus becomes possible to offer electric vehicle charging services in locations where constructing a high power  connection to the power grid would be very costly. Economical and simple to install, E-STOR will contribute to the development of a network of quick-charging stations in Europe.



“We are developing a range of E-STOR systems, some, like the two installed in Belgium and Germany are designed specifically to enable lower cost more sustainable electric vehicle charging so it’s very great to see these in action,” commented Matthew Lumsden, Managing Director of Connected Energy.



“We are now talking to several parties about projects in the UK and Europe and look forward to wide scale roll out in coming months.”


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30.08.2017 / MaP

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