UK-based integrated storage provider Connected Energy has partnered with car manufacturer Renault on a new EV charging project which the duo said fully embraced the circular economy.
Connected Energy’s E-STOR battery units are to be installed at two motorway service stations in Germany and Belgium under the Fast-E corridor project, established to develop a network of 50kW fast chargers that is to eventually span Europe.
Crucially the E-STOR units will use second-life batteries from Renault EVs, a factor which the two companies said represented a “real-life demonstrator of circular economy-driven design”.
By integrating the chargers with storage capabilities the project will help facilitate installations where electricity supply would otherwise be constrained and manage load on local grids.
Matthew Lumsden, managing director at Connected Energy, said that storage stood to play a key role in the development of EV charging infrastructure in the future.
“The adoption of our technology on this high-profile European project offers further evidence of the market’s requirement for innovative approaches to facilitating EV charging. E-STOR combines exceptional technical performance, reliability and sustainability credentials. Wherever it is deployed it offers a superb example of the circular economy in action,” he added.