BMW Battery Energy Storage to Vehicle from solar backup. BMW i announced at EV29 in Montreal.
Montreal , Quebec June 21, 2016. … BMW i, a leader in innovative electromobility since 2011, announced a stationary BMW battery energy storage system solution. Thereby integrating its BMW i3 vehicle battery at the Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exhibition 29. Thereby making it the first automotive manufacturer to utilize a complete automotive high-voltage battery for energy storage. The battery storage system electrified by BMW i also enables customers to more fully realize their commitment to sustainability. Moreover, taking the next step towards energy independence. With this system, which integrates seamlessly with charging stations and solar panels. For customers can also offset peak energy costs. Moreover and enjoy the added security. That’s of an available backup energy supply during power outages.
The system utilizes BMW i3 high-voltage batteries and can be expanded to incorporate 2nd Life Batteries as they become available in the market. This strategy will extend the useful life of the battery for the owner, even beyond in-vehicle use.
Because this remarkable advantage for BMW customers, using BMW i3 batteries. All as a plug and play storage application. It’s clearly an ability to tap into an alternative resource. Especially for residential and commercial backup power. Combined with solar, enabling additional revenues from the energy market. This was said in part by Cliff Fietzek. For Cliff is the Manager Connected eMobility at BMW of North America.
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The concept announced today at EVS29 is the first market-ready home storage system using a repurposed (i.e. 2nd Life) automotive BMW i3 high-voltage battery integrated by BECK Automation (Wuerzburg, Germany). The battery storage system electrified by BMW i can be equipped with new or 2nd Life Batteries. This holistic approach underlines the sustainability strategy that has characterized BMW i since its inception.
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