Nissan and 4R Energy Corporation have teamed up to develop a new charging system for electric vehicles that combines a solar power generation system with high-capacity lithium-ion batteries. The folks at the Boston Nissan Dealer told us that testing of the revolutionary system is already underway at Nissan’s Yokohama headquarters.
With the new charging system, electricity is generated through solar cells installed at Nissan’s Global Headquarters, and is stored in lithium-ion batteries which are equivalent to four units of Nissan Leaf EVs. This system can fully charge approximately 1,800 Nissan Leafs annually through the seven charging stations (three quick charge, four normal charge) located in the headquarter grounds.
According to Nissan Dealers Maryland, this joint venture will allow zero-emission vehicles like the Leaf to be charged through a completely renewable energy source. Since the system uses the same lithium-ion batteries in electric vehicles as stationary storage batteries, electricity can also be supplied to EVs regardless of the time of day or weather, enabling efficient use of renewable energy sources.
Car Dealerships Bremerton WA said that testing on this system is ongoing and is just one more way that Nissan is encouraging a sustainable, zero-emission society.