Nissan Leaf Battery Performance Imperils Second-Hand Grid Plans

July 9, 2019 | Nissan recently stated that because its battery packs in its Leaf electric vehicle (EV) are so good, it is going to have to recover and then re-use the packs in energy storage applications. If Nissan is right, Rethink Research reports, then these second-hand applications are going to, initially at least, see a significant shortage of packs to use, which will almost certainly see alternative battery technologies like Vanadium Flow, take the lion’s share of grid scale batteries, due to EVs eating all the Lithium Ion production at first.┬áThis is a very complex balancing act, and one that is most influenced by the overall sales performance of EVs, and so it’s too early to draw solid conclusions.