CLARE—Advanced Battery Concepts LLC, the Clare-based company bringing advanced technologies to the lead-acid batteries long used in automotive applications, has announced an agreement with Englewood, Colo.-based GreenCore EV Services LLC to supply its GreenSeal batteries for an estimated 10,000 solar electric vehicle charging stations by the end of the decade.
The ABC GreenSeal technology represents a new approach to producing lead storage batteries for an optimal energy storage system regardless of electrical source—grid power, fuel cell, wind or solar. ABC GreenSeal batteries recharge twice as fast as standard lead storage batteries, provide higher power, and offer an increased cycle life by about 300 percent compared to conventional storage batteries. GreenSeal batteries continue to be 100 percent recyclable while offering the EV charging industry domestically sourced energy storage. Currently manufactured in Michigan, the ABC team will be installing additional manufacturing capacity to meet this ongoing demand for their GreenSeal batteries as well as other energy storage opportunities.
“ABC provides an ideal battery solution for cleaner and greener EV charging,” said Frank Baumann, CEO of GreenCore. “They enable us to harness solar electricity generated on site to minimize our impact on the world with a game-changing, 100 percent recyclable battery. Advancements in ABC’s ability to recycle and reuse battery components and materials significantly reduce manufacturing costs as well as related carbon footprint and environmental impacts.”
EV increased by 39 percent in 2020 to 2.1 million units globally. Projected growth figures cannot predict the exact when and where of EV demand, but GreenCore’s team has extensive experience in the EV infrastructure and renewable energy industry that ABC recognizes as a crucial factor in this cooperative venture.