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Nissan tests Leaf EV battery storage in Brazil

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 09:30 -- John Shepherd
Nissan Brazil agreement signing. Photo: Nissan

Nissan is partnering with a university in Brazil to study the potential for used electric vehicle (EV) batteries to power energy storage systems in the country.

The Japanese car maker’s business in Brazil has signed a memorandum of intent (pictured) with the Federal University of Santa Catarina for (UFSC) to “test solutions and future applications” for the lithium-ion systems.

 

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Fallen leaf batteries get shot at grid storage

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 11:24 -- gerry@bestmag.co.uk
Fallen leaf batteries get shot at grid storage

Nissan Motor Company and Green Charge Networks, allegedly one of the largest provider of commercial energy storage, have joined forces to deploy  used or  so called second-life lithium-ion vehicle batteries for stationary commercial energy storage in the U.S. and international markets.

With more than 178,000 sales since its launch in late 2010,the Nissan LEAF is the world’s top-selling electric vehicle. As part of the company’s commitment to sustainability and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, Nissan has conducted multiple research projects in Japan, the U.S. and Europe to use LEAF batteries outside the vehicle through 4R Energy, a joint-venture with Sumitomo Corp. formed in 2010.

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