Allye’s MAX Battery Energy Storage System is hitting motorways across the UK with inaugural Roadchef partnership

  • Allye Energy secures Roadchef as inaugural customer for MAX Battery Energy Storage System.
  • Collaboration with Jaguar Land Rover showcases innovation, repurposing batteries for cutting-edge energy storage.
  • MAX deployment at Dunkeswell Aerodrome proves effectiveness in addressing grid constraints and facilitating EV charging.

Allye secures Roadchef as its inaugural customer for the MAX Battery Energy Storage System 

Allye Energy has reached a milestone by securing Roadchef as the inaugural customer for its MAX Battery Energy Storage System (BESS). 

This is Allye’s fourth pre-production MAX unit. From plant hire to electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure, the MAX is proving its versatility in real-world applications. The battery storage solution uses recycled EV batteries to total a 300kWh energy capacity.

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Since its inception, the MAX has been operational at Dunkeswell Aerodrome. It’s played a pivotal role in providing buffer storage for AeroVolt, facilitating both EV and aircraft charging. 

Paul Comer, Roadchef’s Head of EV Implementation, expressed excitement:

“This partnership marks another important step on Roadchef’s mission to make Britain’s roads safer and greener. Supporting drivers as the country transitions to net-zero is paramount to Roadchef. Working with innovative and forward-thinking businesses such as Allye allows us to effectively invest in infrastructure and facilitate the EV transition drivers nationwide are looking to make.”

Allye’s collaboration comes hot on the heels of a partnership with Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) in April. Together, they devised a bespoke MAX unit. It repurposes batteries from Range Rover Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) to create a cutting-edge energy storage solution.

Jonathan Carrier, Co-founder and CEO of Allye, commented:

“Our journey since June 2023 has been one of intense development, learning, and deployment. The completion of our fourth MAX BESS and our partnership with Roadchef are not just milestones but also a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team of Energy Hustlers. We are excited about supporting Roadchef to solve for grid constraints, which offering the potential to lower energy costs and decarbonise operations through smart battery energy storage systems. It’s a partnership that will lead to widespread commercial adoption of the MAX as the most sustainable, affordable and innovative BESS, one that has been fully engineered, built and delivered in the UK using repurposed batteries from the UK electric vehicles.”

With Roadchef as its inaugural customer, Allye is poised to bring its novel energy solution to the UK’s motorway network. The MAX BESS units at Roadchef’s locations will help grid resilience and enhanced energy efficiency. We’ve seen GeoPura’s hydrogen stations providing power and aiding grid resilience in rural areas. Now, Allye’s fully electric solution comes in as a significant contender.

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