Japanese automaker will level off the voltage in electric grid with a help of batteries from electric cars and hybrids.
Toyota Motor is going to purchase used batteries from vehicles owners for installation into the energy collecting terminals Storage Battery System, which should be constructed by Chubu Electric Power (CEP). The contract between companies had been signed two days ago.
The terminal should be consisted of thousands of used batteries – the energy they collects is going to be utilized to compensate voltage outages in urban grids. Storage Battery System launch is scheduled on 2020, and it is measured that in order to reach the power of 10,000 kW it is necessary to collect about 10,000 batteries.