BAY CITY, Mich. - Do you ever wonder what happens to those used electric car batteries? Where do they go? Well, Chevy is here to answer that question for you. Chevrolet uses five recycled Chevy Volt batteries to power one of their data centers. The batteries are currently keeping the lights on at the brand-new, state-of-the-art General Motors Enterprise Data Center at its Milford Proving Ground.
Re-purposed Volt battery covers have had many jobs in the past, including being used as bat houses and nesting boxes for endangered duck species, but now General Motors feels like it's finally time to tap into the larger batteries from the first-generation models. The Volt usually draws most of its power from a particular band of energy in the battery pack itself, and there is a lot of useable juice left over for stationary usage. The administration building's circuit breaker panel is fed by a new solar array and two wind turbines where five Volt batteries work in conjunction to supply power to the entire building.
This system is perfectly ideal for commercial use because a business can derive complete functionality from an existing battery while reducing upfront cost through this reuse of energy. It is truly exciting that Chevrolet uses five recycled Chevy Volt batteries to power one of their data centers, and at Graff Bay City we love representing a company that truly cares for energy sustainability! If you would like to hear more about how Chevy is always pushing the envelope in regards to renewable energy sources, feel free to stop by! You could always check out our energy/fuel efficient new and used cars at our Chevrolet Dealership! Hank Graff Chevy is located at 3636 Wilder Road, Bay City, MI 48706 and we are here to help our community grow to become an even better place to call home! For more information on Hank Graff Chevrolet, or for any questions call us at (989) 684-4411 or visit our website: www.GraffBayCity.com.