Mercedes-Benz Energy plans 2nd Life project in Canada

Mercedes-Benz Energy has entered into a supply agreement with Canadian startup Moment Energy to give electric car batteries a second life in the stationary sector. This is Mercedes-Benz Energy’s first agreement with a North American supplier of second-life energy storage systems.

Moment Energy is integrating used Mercedes-Benz batteries into its new 60kWh energy storage solution and intends to deploy two such systems before the end of this year. These are to be deployed at God’s Pocket Resort, an off-grid Canadian dive center. As the station is not connected to the grid, it currently relies mainly on diesel generators.

Moment Energy is still very reserved about the technical specifications of its memory. The 60 kWh scalable modules operate with 480 or 208 volts and would offer a power rating of 40 to 320 kVA.

The Canadians’ statement does not reveal where the battery cells that Mercedes-Benz Energy will deliver to Moment Energy will come from later this year. However, it is likely that these are mainly batteries from disused development vehicles, because the electric cars from Stuttgart, which have only been delivered on a larger scale with the EQC since 2019, probably do not have reached the limit of 80% of their initial capacity. energy content.

“Together with Moment Energy, we will implement sustainable EHS solutions for North America based on second-life batteries,” said Gordon Gassmann, CEO of Mercedes-Benz Energy. “We will combine the experience of Mercedes-Benz Energy with the pioneering spirit of Moment Energy in these exciting times.”

“This agreement brings us one step closer to achieving a circular economy for electric vehicle batteries,” added Sumreen Rattan, co-founder and COO of Moment Energy.

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