Nissan’s Old Batteries Used for Energy Storage

Nissan’s Old Batteries

As the saying goes, out with the old and in with the new. That saying applies to just about everything, including old car batteries, but that doesn’t mean the batteries are useless. Automakers are finding new ways to use old, worn out batteries. Nissan’s old batteries, for example, still have great storage capacity – 80% – even though they can’t be used for transportation.

Nissan announced a partnership with Green Charge Networks, an energy storage provider. Through the partnership, Nissan would sell systems built around old Nissan Leaf batteries to businesses.

“This partnership is ultimately about power efficiency: reducing our carbon footprint, stress on the grid and energy,” said Vic Shao, Green Charge’s chief executive.

The Nissan-Green Charge Network partnership aims to install the first system at a Nissan facility later this summer. The first system will involve four batteries and will come into play when electricity demand peaks.

Currently there are 80,000 Nissan Leafs on the road in the United States alone. Worldwide, there are an estimated 180,000. That makes the Leaf the bestselling electric vehicle worldwide.

Offering batteries with intelligent systems management will help smooth fluctuations in solar output at a price lower than what’s currently available.

We here at James Ceranti Nissan think that using old Nissan batteries for energy storage is putting them to great use!

Nissan Juke Sets Guinness World Record

Daredevils are getting more exposure around the world thanks to social media and sharing sites like YouTube. Still, there are some things that should be left to the professionals, like Terry Grant. All automakers show off their vehicles at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, but this year Nissan stole the show.

Toyota brought NASCAR Camrys and Tundras. Honda blew everyone away by setting up the best stage. Mazda literally blew things up with a firework show for the ages. Meanwhile, Nissan took on the Goodwood Hillclimb Course and set a new Guinness World Record on day one of the festival.

At 1.16 miles, the Goodwood Hillclimb Course isn’t the longest of its kind but it would still leave many daredevil drivers shaking their heads. That’s where Terry Grant comes in.

Grant got behind the wheel of a Nissan Juke RS Nismo and covered the entire course on two wheels. He completed it in just two minutes and ten seconds, shattering the previous record by 35 seconds.

If you aren’t familiar with Nissan’s lineup, keep in mind the Juke is a crossover meant to roll on four wheels, not two. Keep your tires on the ground and don’t try this one at home!

We here at James Ceranti Nissan are glad to see drivers proving with Nissan, all things are possible!