Time shifting is one of the keys to the solar power revolution. It allows renewable energy created during one part of the day to be stored in batteries for use during a different part of the day. Traditionally, those batteries have consisted of new battery cells — either NMC or LFP. But one company in
Finland and California-based second life energy storage firms Cactos and Smartville Inc have raised nearly US$10 million to commercialise systems using repurposed Tesla EV batteries – we talked to both companies’ founders. San Diego-based Smartville Inc recently received a US$6 million grant from the Department of Energy’s (DOE) US$74 million for domestic battery recycling
Nissan has been given the green light to install a huge solar farm at its Sunderland plant as part of a drive to become carbon neutral. Planning permission was granted for the new 20MW installation this week, which will double the amount of renewable electricity generated at Nissan’s factory to 20% of the plant’s
We're just back from the Fully Charged show and had a great time! Tanjent at Fully Charged 2021 (Image: JT/Tanjent) We had a stand to showcase our solar and battery design and install services and had a really successful weekend with lots of surveys books and quotes requested. The Fully Charged Live/Outside
The new 2018 Nissan LEAF has been named ‘Best Electric Car’ in the annual DieselCar and EcoCar awards, a celebration of the most capable new cars on sale today.
The car enthusiast is constantly evolving. Every new automotive era brings with it new tastes, new trends and new ways to just have a good time with a few wheels and an engine. But there’s one emerging brand of car enthusiasts that’s particularly interesting to me, mainly because they’re people who would never normally care
The new Nissan Leaf has kicked off Euro NCAP’s new crash testing procedure for 2018 by earning a full five-star rating.Nissan’s all-electric hatch was commended for its adult occupant protection, with a 93% score in this area. The car scored 86% for child occupant protection, putting it at the top end of the family hatchback
Now it is on Nissan to discontinue diesel engines in its line-up in Europe.
Nissan has announced plans to introduce its new all-electric e-NV200 5-passenger van at the Consumer Vehicle Show in Birmingham, England this month.Specifications include a 40 kWh battery pack, contributing to a 186-mile (300 kilometers) range per Japan’s more liberal EPA standards. A full charge can be achieved in eight hours using a 6kW charger.
You know what they say about cars: once you go self-driving, you never go back.Or at least that’s my experience after recently spending some time behind the wheel of the 2018 Nissan Leaf. Getting back into my own older car and having to work the steering and pedals myself now seems laborious. First-world problems, right?The