BMW Group France Commissions High Voltage Battery Recycling To SNAM

JUL 22 2014 BY MARK KANE 2

BMW i3 Battery Pack

BMW i3 Battery Pack

Every battery, no matter how durable, will some day end its life and it’s smart to think about battery after-life early on.

BMW Group France recently signed a partnership agreement with Société Nationale d’Affinage des Métaux (SNAM) to recycle old batteries.

Both NiMH and lithium-ions, from ActiveHybrid 3, ActiveHybrid 5, ActiveHybrid 7, i3, i8, and probably future models will be processed by SNAM.

According to the press release, current law in the European Union obliges to recycle minimum of 50% weight of batteries (of course it would be good to recycle more if such a process is viable).

It’s important that all plug-in vehicle makers consider the second-life/after-life for EV batteries.  Soon, the market will be full of batteries that no longer serve their original automotive purpose.

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ELROY
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ELROY

Many of these would be great for off grid solar applications. They would be great for night time power consumption needs.

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According to an earlier post on this site, Nissan is using old Leaf batteries for grid-buffering, etc.