Type to search

Nissan to Develop Portable Power Unit from Recycled EV Batteries

The automotive giant will work with JVC Kenwood, a maker of portable power units, and Yokohama-based R Energy, which recycles Nissan batteries


A Nissan Leaf electric car displayed at the 2021 Indonesia International Auto Show in Tangerang. File photo: AFP

 

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

READ MORE:

Indian Investigation Faults Battery Cells in E-Scooter Fires

Australian ‘Big Battery’ Boosts Revenue at France’s Neoen

Unit of Chinese Battery Maker CATL Wins Lithium Mine Rights

George Russell

George Russell is a freelance writer and editor based in Hong Kong who has lived in Asia since 1996. His work has been published in the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, New York Post, Variety, Forbes and the South China Morning Post.

logo

AF China Bond