Technology News Tracker: Developing a Second Life for Batteries

Additional applications are under development for electric vehicle batteries once past their useful life.

Electric vehicle batteries typically have a useful life of about 10 years.

But rather than disposing of these batteries, manufacturers are researching second life alternatives.

Cummins is partnering with UC San Diego to evaluate effective reuse and repurposing of EV batteries.

An outdoor second-life demonstration system comprised of Cummins battery modules will be developed.

A recent IDTechEx report says retired batteries could retain 70-80% of their initial capacity.

By 2030, second-life battery capacity will hit over 275GWh per year, presenting huge opportunities for energy storage.

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