Toyota to use old hybrid electric vehicle batteries to power homes
Earlier, the batteries used in EVs and those used to power up homes were a mile apart in design and execution. Now, Toyota Motor Corp has come up with a way to reuse nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) rechargeable batteries used for hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) in homes as stationary batteries. With field tests for the same currently being carried out, Toyota has been disassembling NiMH batteries, and with reduction treatment, the company has been sticking these into HEVs. All in all, these tests will prevent batteries from HEVs landing up in landfills, giving them all a better retirement in people’ homes.