, 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
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.