Jaguar I-Pace batteries reused for storage system

Jaguar I-Pace batteries reused for storage system

Jaguar’s engineering team have worked with Pramac, an Italian specialist in portable generators, to develop a zero-emissions energy storage unit powered by secondlife Jaguar I-PACE batteries, taken from prototype and engineering test vehicles.


Called the Off Grid Battery Energy Storage System (ESS), Pramac’s technology – which features lithium-ion cells from oneand- a-half second-life I-PACE batteries – supplies zero-emissions power where access to the mains supply is limited or unavailable. To showcase its capability, the unit helped Jaguar Racing prepare for the 2022 FIA Formula E World Championship during testing in the UK and Spain, where it was used to run the team’s diagnostic equipment and to supply auxiliary power to the Jaguar pit garage.

The flagship ESS system has a capacity of up to 125kWh – more than enough to fully charge Jaguar’s all-electric I-PACE, or to power a regular family home for a week. Charged from solar panels, the unit is a selfcontained solution that consists of a battery system linked to a bi-directional converter and the associated control management systems. Available for commercial hire, the units are fitted with Type 2 Electric Vehicle (EV) charge connections with dynamic control and rated at up to 22kW AC to allow electric vehicle charging.

“This announcement is a great example of how we will collaborate with industry leaders to deliver our sustainable future and achieve a truly circular economy,” said Andrew Whitworth, battery manager, of the circular economy team at Jaguar Land Rover. “We’re delighted to be working with Pramac to use Jaguar I-PACE second-life batteries to provide portable zero-emissions power and supporting Jaguar Racing this season was an excellent opportunity to demonstrate what these units are capable of.”


Jaguar I-Pace batteries reused for storage system

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