Repurposing Used Large-Format Heavy-Duty Transit Bus Batteries for Electric Vehicle Rapid Charging
Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Demonstrations
Centre for Emerging
Renewable Energy Inc.
Natural Sciences and
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Red River College
The overall objective of this project is to implement, operate and monitor a functional Level 3-equivalent, direct current, fast charge (DCFC) light-duty vehicle charging station at Red River College based on used-batteries taken from battery-electric transit buses that have been operated for an extended period.
It is expected that this project will improve the performance of rapid charging stations by using more efficient battery-to-battery energy transfers; reduce cost of rapid charging stations, through the use of lower-cost used batteries; and improve cold weather related rapid charging performance.
Overall, the use of recycled mildly degraded batteries allows for repurposing of old materials.
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