We at Route 44 Toyota are dedicated to sustainable energy – and for many of our patrons, the allure of a hybrid not only stems from cleaner driving, but also the appeal of better fuel economy.
But some may be wondering what happens when the battery comes to the end of its automotive life – and where does it go from there? Great question! Even when battery packs are no longer deemed useful for the cars they were made for, as the energy-storage capacity dwindles over time, they can still serve an alternate purpose.
Recently, the Lamar Buffalo Ranch field campus within Yellowstone has implemented an alternate energy system of 208 nickel-metal-hydride battery packs from used Toyota Camry hybrids. With 85 kilowatt-hours of storage capacity, the Toyota Camry battery packs store the energy generated from solar panels powering the ranch’s five buildings, which is enough electricity annually to power six average U.S. households, according to Toyota.
We at Route 44 Toyota are proud to be part of a company dedicated to sustainable and renewable energy. And while we can’t help you build your own power system out of used battery packs, we can definitely offer you the finest, most efficient fleet of hybrid vehicles! So be sure to come visit us, today!