An EV charging station that makes use of vitality storage primarily based on second-life batteries from Irizar e-mobility is up and working at a Repsol service station within the Spanish metropolis of Tolosa.
This 50 kW DC quick charger, developed by Repsol and charging supplier Ibil, is alleged to be the primary one in Spain to make use of second life-batteries.
Irizar e-mobility and Ibil have signed a collaboration settlement to provide a second life to Irizar’s electrical bus batteries.
The usage of stationary storage facilitates the set up of 50 kW charging factors in areas that don’t have sufficient grid energy, or the place the price of rising grid energy is unfeasible. In line with Irizar, this answer reduces the grid energy wanted by 70%. A 50 kW DC quick charger can thus be put into operation utilizing solely a 15 kW grid connection.
Infrastructure working prices might be lowered by as much as 50% because of the lower-power service, and the charging station might be put in nearly anyplace due to the small footprint of the storage module—lower than one sq. meter.
Irizar’s present line of EVs contains three fashions: the Irizar ie bus, Irizar ie tram and Irizar ie truck. The corporate’s EVs have been on the street since 2014 in a number of European cities.