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Jaguar Land Rover’s new battery system can power your home for a month | UK | News

Jaguar Land Rover has teamed up with energy storage start-up, Allye Energy, to develop a unique Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) that offers zero-emission power on the move. 

The innovative Allye MAX BESS utilises seven second-life Range Rover and Range Rover Sport PHEV battery packs, which are simply removed from the vehicles and inserted into customised racks without any additional processing.

Each BESS can store 270kWh of energy at full capacity, enough to power an average UK household for nearly a month.

This is the first BESS to use JLR’s second life Range Rover batteries and can charge up to nine Range Rover PHEVs simultaneously. It is designed for easy charging by plugging it into any CCS-capable Vehicle Charger using the same input as JLR’s existing PHEV and BEV product portfolio.

Furthermore, multi-input connectivity via powerlock connections allows it to be connected to renewable power at fixed or off-grid sites.

The MAX BESS can replace diesel generators, traditionally used by the automotive industry, to power off-grid vehicle launches, events and vehicle tests in remote areas. JLR’s Engineering team are the first to utilise the new BESS, providing zero emissions power during testing of the new Range Rover Electric, set to launch later this year.

A typical Diesel generator would usually consume 16L of fuel per hour, equivalent to a daily total of.

The BESS, utilised by JLR’s Engineering team for over 1000 hours of testing, will save more than 15,494kg of CO2 annually – equivalent to one passenger taking seven round-trip flights from London to New York.

Weighing less than 3.5 tonnes, the versatile BESS can be fully portable or stationary, providing energy storage for retailers or JLR sites. This would enable JLR’s network of over 3000 retailers to better utilise renewable energy such as solar and act as energy buffers to support fast charging where the local grid connection may be limited.

The unit will also be commercially available for use outside of JLR.

As part of its Reimagine strategy, JLR is investing £15bn into electrification by building a comprehensive EV ecosystem. This includes considering the full lifecycle of EV batteries, one of the new circular business models JLR is exploring in energy storage and beyond.

One practical application of the BESS in the development of Range Rover Electric is through the Engineering team’s prolonged endurance testing at remote off-road sites where only low power connections are available. The engineers can top up the BESS from a low power supply during testing and then transfer the power to the Range Rover Electric via fast charging from the BESS, much more quickly than directly charging the vehicle.

Working in this way allows the testing to be completed in a much quicker time frame than would normally be possible.

Engineered to the highest standards, Jaguar Land Rover’s batteries can be safely deployed in low-energy situations.

Francois Dossa, Executive Director, Strategy and Sustainability at Jaguar Land Rover, said: « Our Reimagine strategy is all about shifting our mindset to consider circular over linear business models. This battery innovation and partnership with Allye demonstrates the value we can create from repurposing and reusing batteries, such as from our Range Rover vehicles. We are creating new value from a used commodity that would otherwise go directly to recycling, keeping them in use for longer, and providing innovative renewable energy storage solutions. »

Reuben Chorley, Sustainable Industrial Operations Director at Jaguar Land Rover, said: « We are delighted to beThe collaboration with Allye Energy on this next-generation sustainability project is a significant step towards realising our circular supply chain ambitions, said a spokesperson. « Developing second-life battery projects like this is crucial if we want to make sustainability real in JLR and drive us towards achieving our carbon net zero target by 2039. »

Allye, a DeepTech start-up, is at the forefront of developing distributed energy storage at the grid edge, placing batteries at the final step to deliver electricity directly to consumers.

Jonathan Carrier, CEO of Allye, said: « Our collaboration with JLR exemplifies a shared commitment to sustainable innovation, driving us closer to a future powered by clean energy solutions. The deployment of Range Rover PHEV batteries in the MAX underscores Allye’s agnostic approach to integrating batteries from different models, of different states of health (SoH), and cell chemistries to maximise efficiency and sustainability. 

« We are grateful to Andrew Whitworth, and the Battery Business Unit team at JLR, for their commitment to closed-loop battery innovation. We look forward to continuing our partnership and giving every JLR battery the chance to live a second life in energy storage. »

This initiative builds on the previously announced collaboration with Wykes Engineering Ltd, where second-life Jaguar I-PACE batteries are being utilised in one of the largest energy storage systems.

In Chelveston, Northamptonshire, at a renewable energy park, the BESS built by Allye marks the first instance of JLR reusing full Range Rover PHEV batteries for use in energy storage systems. This is seen as a precursor to Range Rover BEV batteries, which have the same module structure.

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