› Second-hand batteries from ŠKODA iV vehicles are used in energy storage systems; flexible use of the electricity generated, e.g. at ŠKODA dealerships
› Extending the service life to up to 15 years significantly reduces CO2 footprint
› Production of MEB battery systems at ŠKODA AUTO headquarters in Mladá Boleslav
Mladá Boleslav, 19 September 2022 – ŠKODA AUTO has come up with a clever idea to extend the service life of batteries from electric vehicles and reduce their carbon footprint. In a second life cycle, the batteries are installed in stationary energy storage systems. ŠKODA dealers can use these energy storage systems, for example, as charging stations and for lighting and air conditioning in showrooms and workshops. The company manufactures battery systems for MEB-based models at its main plant in Mladá Boleslav, thus ensuring short delivery distances.
Batteries from the all-electric ENYAQ iV family, as well as the plug-in hybrids SUPERB iV, OCTAVIA iV and OCTAVIA RS iV, enter a second life cycle after being used in the car; they supply ŠKODA dealers with sustainably produced electricity in stationary energy storage units, which can be used for charging stations, lighting and air conditioning in showrooms and workshops, among other applications. The capacity of the stationary storage units is up to 300 kWh so fast charging stations with a transmission power of up to 150 kW can also be supplied. In addition, the systems can store surplus green electricity that is generated, for example, by a dealer’s photovoltaic system. This electricity is then available at any time, regardless of the weather or the current load of the local power grid. Each stationary energy storage unit is scalable, and the batteries can be replaced in a few simple steps if necessary. More than 4,000 of these sustainable storage units will be built in the coming years.
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