Posted on 18. Jan, 2012 by in Nissan Canada




– Partnership paves approach for technical and blurb evaluations of battery appetite storage units –

Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) and ABB, a world’s heading appetite and record group, along with 4R Energy and Sumitomo Corporation of America, have shaped a partnership to weigh a reuse of lithium-ion battery packs that appetite a Nissan LEAF, a world’s initial and usually all-electric automobile designed for a mass market.

The purpose is to weigh and exam a residential and blurb applications of appetite storage systems or fill-in appetite sources regulating lithium-ion battery packs reclaimed from electric vehicles after use. Energy storage systems can store appetite from a grid during times of low use and feed that electricity behind into a grid during durations of rise demand, augmenting grid opening and providing fill-in appetite during outages. The group skeleton to rise a LEAF battery storage antecedent with a ability of during slightest 50 kilowatt hours (kWh), adequate to supply 15 normal homes with electricity for dual hours.

“It’s critical to Nissan that we control a finish lifecycle of a electric automobile battery pack, even over a use in a Nissan car,” pronounced Ken Srebnik, comparison manager, NNA Corporate Planning. “Innovations in appetite storage systems are apropos some-more viable as a electric grid gets smarter, and Nissan is unapproachable to work with ABB, 4R Energy and Sumitomo to assistance move these possibilities to market.”

Electric automobile batteries, such as those that appetite a Nissan LEAF, have longer lives than those of personal computers or dungeon phones, with adult to 70 percent ability remaining after 10 years of use in an automotive application. This longevity allows them to be used over a lifetime of a automobile for applications such as a smart-grid village appetite government complement or battery appetite storage.

“This agreement will concede us to weigh a blurb viability of a grid storage resolution and rise a antecedent to effectively reuse Nissan LEAF batteries,” pronounced Bruno Melles, control of ABB’s Medium Voltage appetite products business, a partial of a company’s Power Products division. “We demeanour brazen to operative with a partners to take electric-vehicle battery appetite storage record a step further.”

Innovative appetite storage solutions are approaching to turn a pivotal member of a intelligent grid, contributing to larger efficiency, trustworthiness and performance. They will promote serve formation of renewable appetite sources, such as breeze and solar, into a grid. The analysis of Nissan batteries, by a partnership, will assistance establish their bearing for a appetite attention as a cost-effective appetite storage solution.

“As a colonize in building a business indication for a ‘reuse’ of EV batteries for still focus in a world, 4R ENERGY is happy to partner with a world’s series one appetite integrator, ABB, and Nissan, a universe heading electric automobile producer,” pronounced Kazuaki Mori, Director of International Business Development Division, 4R ENERGY Corp. “We wish to minister to a investiture of a low-carbon multitude with renewable appetite resources and a subsequent era of Smart-Grid and EV communities in a world.”

About Nissan Americas
In a Americas, Nissan’s operations embody automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, placement and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving a sourroundings underneath a Nissan Green Program and was famous as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of a Year by a U.S Environmental Protection Agency in 2010 and 2011. More information, including photos and video b-roll, on Nissan in North America, a Nissan LEAF and 0 emissions can be found during

About ABB
ABB ( is a personality in appetite and automation technologies that capacitate application and attention business to urge opening while obscure environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 130,000 people.

About 4R Energy Corporation

4R ENERGY Corporation (, headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, was determined in Sep 2010 as a new corner try association between Nissan Motor Co., Ltd ( and Sumitomo Corporation ( to control investigate and margin tests on a second-life use of lithium-ion batteries that have been used formerly in electric vehicles. Naming a second-life use of lithium-ion batteries as a “4R business” (Reuse, Refabricate, Resell, Recycle) that is designed as solutions for both renewable appetite and EV’s popularization, that lead to Smart village realization, by utilizing mass-produced EV lithium-ion battery.

About Sumitomo Corporation of America
Sumitomo Corporation of America (, determined in 1952, is a unconditionally owned auxiliary of Sumitomo Corporation. It is headquartered in New York City and is an integrated tellurian trade association with diversified investments in businesses concerned in production and selling of consumer products, providing financing for business and suppliers, coordination and operation of civic and industrial infrastructure products, providing travel and logistics services, building healthy resources, placement of steel and other products and building and handling genuine estate. The company’s offices and business investments operation via North America, Canada and Mexico and Central and South America.

For some-more information, greatfully contact:

Nissan North America, Inc.
Katherine Zachary
Senior Manager, Corporate Communications

Media Relations:
Thomas Schmidt; Antonio Ligi
(Zurich, Switzerland)
Tel: +41 43 317 6568

4R ENERGY Corporation
Director, Corporate Planning Div.
Koichiro Furukawa
Tel: +81 (45) 263-6718

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