Innovative Energy Technologies Earn Nissan the Excellence in Climate Solutions Award
Nissan is on a mission to transform the way we think about driving, how driving impacts our world, and how to make powering a vehicle more environmentally-friendly. For their technologically advanced efforts, namely its second-life battery systems and Vehicle-to-Grid, the automaker has earned the Excellence in Climate Solutions Award from the International Finance Corp. and Financial Times.
“This recognition validates Nissan’s continuing efforts to integrate EV technology into society,” said Nissan Executive Vice President Daniele Schillaci. “From launching the first mass-market electric vehicle, the Nissan LEAF, to developing Vehicle-to-Grid technology, we will continue leading the way toward a zero-emission future through Nissan Intelligent Mobility.”
Batteries that have powered e-NV200 electric vehicles and the 100% zero-emissions Nissan LEAF are transformed into energy storage units for buildings and homes to create Nissan’s second-life battery systems. The Vehicle-to-Grid system developed my Nissan funnels energy to the electricity grid from energy produced by electric cars.
“This can make the grid more stable and sustainable. It can also help consumers manage their energy supply,” reports Nissan.
The latest Earth-friendly innovation from the automaker is Nissan Energy Solar. This endeavor is only for U.K. consumers. It “includes integrated solar panels, battery storage and a home energy management system.”
The 2018 Nissan LEAF, the bestselling all-electric vehicle from Nissan is available at three trim levels — S, SV, and SL. Each trim is powered by a 110 kW AC synchronous electric motor with 40kWh lithium–ion battery and e-Pedal system to generate 147 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque.