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GM SAIC Wuling launches 1 MWh 2nd life ESS

GM SAIC Wuling which is a joint venture between SAIC Motor, General Motors, and Liuzhou Wuling Motors has launched a second life energy storage system with a total capacity of 1 MWh.

The system which is utilizing retired electric vehicle batteries from the company’s Baojun brand in Liuzhou is, according to the companies, the first of its kind in the Guangxi province

The facility stores wind and solar energy as well as energy from the grid generated during non-peak hours for use by the grid to relieve pressure during peak hours of consumption.

The batteries come from test vehicles used in the development of Baojun E100 and E200 electric vehicles. These vehicles are equipped with 15 kWh LFP batteries. The facility has up to 1,000 kWh of storage capacity, with rated power of 250 kW.  

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