General Motors Co. and ABB Group will work together to develop pilot projects for re-using batteries from the Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric vehicle, examining whether the batteries may be a source for renewable energy that could improve the effectiveness of wind- and solar-power generation. The two companies say they are exploring how the Volt’s 16-kWh lithium-ion batteries can be used to provide stationary electric-grid storage systems once they have fulfilled their usefulness ...

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