Jaguar Land Rover has partnered with Pramac, a global leader in the energy sector, to
develop a portable zero-emission energy storage unit powered by second-life Jaguar I-
PACE batteries.

Called the Off Grid Battery Energy Storage System, Pramac’s technology features lithium-
ion cells from Jaguar I-PACE batteries taken from prototype and engineering test vehicles,
supplies zero-emission power where access to the mains supply is limited or unavailable.

Post-vehicle applications exist because Jaguar Land Rover’s batteries are engineered to
the highest standards and can therefore be safely deployed in multiple low-energy
situations once battery health falls below the stringent requirements of an electric vehicle.

Second-life battery supply for stationary applications, like renewable energy storage, could
exceed 200 gigawatt-hours per year by 2030.

The flagship system has a capacity of up to 125kWh – more than enough to fully charge
Jaguar’s all-electric I-PACE performance SUV, or to power a regular family home for a
week. Pramac directly reuses up to 85% of the vehicle battery supplied by Jaguar Land
Rover within the storage unit, including modules and wiring. The remaining materials are
recycled back into the supply chain.

Charged from solar panels, the unit is a self-contained solution that consists of a battery
system linked to a bi-directional converter and the associated control management
systems. Available for commercial hire, the units are fitted with Type 2 Electric Vehicle
charge connections with dynamic control and rated at up to 22kW AC to allow electric
vehicle charging.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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