GOTHENBURG, Sweden, Sept. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The bartering account lives of bus batteries are decidedly continued and accustomed assets are conserved. That is the aftereffect of a new cooperation amid Volvo Buses and Stena Recycling accessory Batteryloop. After the batteries are removed from Volvo’s buses, they are reused as activity accumulator units for a cardinal of years, for instance in barrio and charging stations.
“Volvo Buses is one of the antecedents in electromobility which provides clean, quiet and able accessible transport. We accept a assured sustainability action at every distinct date of our amount chain, and we are now demography yet accession footfall advanced through planned, constant reclaim of bus batteries. In our electromobility operation we are appropriately creating a new annular business aeon and this cooperation is absolutely a above footfall in the appropriate direction,” says Håkan Agnevall, President of Volvo Buses.
Bus batteries are acclimated for abounding years in approved cartage afore they charge to be replaced. However, back new batteries are adapted to the vehicle, the old ones still accept ample accommodation larboard to offer. This accommodation is too bound to calmly actuate a bus, but it is added than acceptable for changeless use for activity accumulator purposes. Repurposing the batteries agency that accustomed assets can be conserved back it is not all-important to use new batteries for activity storage.
“We are captivated and appreciative that Batteryloop has the befalling to buy the acclimated batteries and advance this band-aid calm with Volvo Buses. In accession to reuse, beneath the acceding we additionally acceding safe and environmentally acceptable recycling back the batteries appear to the end of their additional activity as activity accumulator units. We appropriately action a acceptable annular band-aid for Volvo Buses batteries. What is more, this cooperation agency we can catechumen a amount into a antecedent of acquirement for the customer,” says Rasmus Bergström, President of Batteryloop.
The new afresh active acceding has a all-around reach. It covers all the batteries for which Volvo Buses is amenable in its electric buses the apple over. To date best of these buses are to be begin in Europe, but the cardinal of electrified buses is accepted to access in added genitalia of the apple too.
“We see a steadily accretion appeal for electric buses from cities all over the world, and back we entered the electric bus bazaar early, the numbers of acclimated batteries are set to increase,” explains Håkan Agnevall.
The appeal for bounded activity accumulator units is accepted to access in the future. Not least, an activity accumulator assemblage offers new ambit for autumn renewable energy, which can be acclimated to accommodated peaks in electricity demand. Any surplus can be sold, delivered beeline into the grid.
“An activity accumulator assemblage is like a ample ability coffer that gives the user ample adaptability and can advice accomplish income. We see that there is a fast-growing bazaar in altered kinds of properties, and additionally for charging stations for electric cartage both in industry and in society. Our cooperation with Volvo Buses will accommodate a admired addition to development of the basement that needs to be congenital up,” comments Rasmus Bergström.
Batteryloop and Volvo Buses accept already ahead been complex in a collective activity with Stena Fastigheter, whereby bus batteries are acclimated as activity accumulator units to accommodate electricity to the Fyrklövern residential breadth in Gothenburg. The electricity that is stored in these units comes from solar panels adapted to the accommodation buildings’ rooftops.
For added information, amuse contact:
Joakim Kenndal Head of Media Relations Volvo Buses Tel: 46-739-02-51-50 or
Jörgen Andersson PR Manager, Stena Metall Tel: 46-10-445-2217
For added information, amuse appointment volvogroup.com/electromobility
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