Nissan Motor has joined forces with two other Japanese companies to develop a portable power supply using recycled batteries from the carmaker’s electric Leaf model.
The automotive giant will work with JVC Kenwood, a maker of portable power units, and Yokohama-based R Energy, which recycles Nissan batteries.
The groups have already developed a prototype, said Nissan, which has sold more than 590,000 Nissan Leaf cars globally.
Nissan said it would utilise technology and knowhow it has gained from the development of in-vehicle devices such as car navigation systems.
R Energy would focus on performance and safety, Nissan said, saying that its technology does not generate CO2 during manufacturing.
“The three companies are aiming to commercialise portable power supplies that use recycled batteries, and to accelerate development and help preserve the environment and promote sustainability,” Nissan said.
- George Russell