Nissan and 4R Energy Develop new EV Charging System

Posted on 11. Jul, 2011 by in Nissan Canada

07.11.2011

, YOKOHAMA, Japan

Nissan and 4R Energy Develop new EV Charging System

– Enables mobility use totally giveaway of CO2 emissions –

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and 4R Energy Corporation currently announced that a dual companies have grown a charging complement for electric vehicles that combines a solar appetite era complement with high-capacity lithium-ion batteries. Testing of this new charging complement began currently during Nissan’s Global Headquarters in Yokohama.

With a new charging system, electricity is generated by solar cells commissioned during Nissan’s Global Headquarters, and is stored in lithium-ion batteries that are homogeneous to 4 units of Nissan LEAFs. With 7 charging stations (three discerning charge, 4 normal charge) located in a headquarter grounds, a sum electricity that can be generated and stored is a homogeneous to entirely charging approximately 1,800 Nissan LEAFs annually.

This new complement will capacitate electric vehicles, that do not evacuate any CO2 when driven, to be charged by a totally renewable appetite source. This is one resolution to emanate a cycle where CO2 emissions ensuing from pushing is zero. By regulating a same lithium-ion batteries in electric vehicles as still storage batteries, electricity can also be granted to EVs regardless of a time of day or weather, enabling fit use of renewable appetite sources.

4R Energy Corporation, a corner try determined by Nissan and Sumitomo Corporation in Sep 2010, has already started tests on a compress electricity storage complement commissioned with second-life lithium ion batteries formerly used in Nissan LEAFs. Based on a outcome of this incomparable system, 4R Energy skeleton to enter a marketplace of mid-sized electricity storage systems for blurb and open facilities.

Nissan and 4R Energy Corporation will continue several efforts to assistance pierce toward a sustainable, zero-emission society.

Demonstration exam outline

  • Solar cell: Maximum appetite output: 40kW (Solar Frontier)
  • Power conditioner: Rated appetite output: 40kW (10kW×4)
    (Sanyo Denki Co., Ltd.)
  • Storage battery capacity: 96kWh (Automotive Energy Supply Corporation)
  • Grid government unit: Rated appetite output: 200kW
    (Sanyo Denki Co., Ltd.)
  • EV charging equipment: Quick charger: 3 (50kW×3)
    Regular charger:4 (3.3kW×14)

Outline of 4R Energy Corporation

  • President: Takashi Sakagami
  • Company Address: Queen’s Tower C 12F, 2-3-5, Minatomirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama City
  • Capital: 450 million yen
  • Date of Establishment: September 14, 2010
  • Stakeholders: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (51%)
    Sumitomo Corporation (49%)
  • Business Description: Demonstration tests and commercialization investigate for a second-life use of lithium-ion batteries formerly used in EVs

About Nissan
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan’s second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is partial of a Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with some-more than 248,000 employees globally, Nissan supposing business with some-more than 4.1 million vehicles in 2010, generating income of 8.77 trillion yen ($102.37 billion US). With a clever joining to building sparkling and innovative products for all, Nissan delivers a extensive operation of 64 models underneath a Nissan and Infiniti brands. A colonize in zero-emission mobility, Nissan done story with a introduction of a Nissan LEAF, a initial affordable, mass-market, pure-electric car and leader of countless general accolades, including a prestigious 2011 European Car of a Year endowment and 2011 World Car of a Year.

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