Used EV battery packs have 80% capacity – making them not so good for use in a car, but still very useful for other uses. Nissan is recycling used Leaf packs to create an energy storage array coupled with solar panels on the roof of the headquarters building, then using the resulting system to charge electric cars.
About David Herron
David Herron is a writer and software engineer living in Silicon Valley. He primarily writes about electric vehicles, clean energy systems, climate change, peak oil and related issues. When not writing he indulges in software projects and is sometimes employed as a software engineer. David has written for sites like PlugInCars and TorqueNews, and worked for companies like Sun Microsystems and Yahoo.