Nissan show­cases elec­tric ecosys­tem de­signed to de­liver fu­ture of driv­ing

Muscat Daily - - AUTO NEWS -

Fol­low­ing the un­veil­ing of its am­bi­tious elec­tric ecosys­tem just three months ago, Nissan has show­cased the tech­nol­ogy in ac­tion. The ‘Nissan Elec­tric Ecosys­tem Ex­pe­ri­ence’ was staged on the Span­ish Is­land of Tener­ife, demon­strat­ing the brand’s com­mit­ment to Nissan In­tel­li­gent Mo­bil­ity to trans­form the way peo­ple drive, and be­yond the car, the way we can all live, cre­at­ing a more ex­cit­ing and sus­tain­able fu­ture.

At the heart of the Nissan Elec­tric Ecosys­tem Ex­pe­ri­ence was the op­por­tu­nity for VIPs to drive the new Nissan LEAF, the world’s best-sell­ing 100 per cent elec­tric ve­hi­cle, as well as an en­hanced e-NV200, which gives users an ex­tra 100km of range through its new 40kWh bat­tery. Nissan also un­veiled up­dates on its in­fra­struc­ture and en­ergy plans.

Kalyana Si­vagnanam, pres­i­dent of Nissan Mid­dle East and re­gional vice pres­i­dent Mar­ket­ing and Sales for Africa, the Mid­dle East and In­dia, said, “Since the launch of the elec­tric ve­hi­cle rev­o­lu­tion al­most ten years ago, Nissan has now sold more EV’s than any other man­u­fac­turer in the world. How­ever, we are now look­ing be­yond the car, to­wards a fu­ture of mo­bil­ity that will trans­form the way we all live. Our in­vest­ments in in­fra­struc­ture and en­ergy ser­vices are push­ing the bound­aries of the fu- ture of mo­bil­ity and have paved the way for this elec­tric ecosys­tem - all in­formed by our rev­o­lu­tion­ary Nissan In­tel­li­gent Mo­bil­ity vi­sion.”

Nissan part­nered with the In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy and Re­new­able En­er­gies (ITER) to host the Elec­tric Ecosys­tem Ex­pe­ri­ence at ITER’s com­plex in Tener­ife. With 25 years of ex­pe­ri­ence in en­gi­neer­ing and tele­com, ITER has built a bio­cli­matic site pow­ered by re­new­able en­ergy from wind farms and so­lar pan­els.

Head­lin­ing the Nissan Elec­tric Ecosys­tem Ex­pe­ri­ence is the new Nissan LEAF - the icon of Nissan In­tel­li­gent Mo­bil­ity.

The world’s best-sell­ing elec­tric ve­hi­cle has a range of 378km NEDC. The new Nissan LEAF is also the first car to un­dergo WLTP. It can now travel 270km in a com­bined en­vi­ron­ment (city and high­way) and 415km in city con­di­tions on a sin­gle charge, of­fer­ing an ex­hil­a­rat­ing driv­ing ex­pe­ri­ence whilst min­imis­ing range anx­i­ety.

The new LEAF is al­ready a huge suc­cess for Nissan with in ex­cess of 12,000 cus­tomer or­ders re­ceived to date de­spite the model not be­ing in Euro­pean show­rooms un­til early Fe­bru­ary.

An­other new prod­uct at the Nissan Elec­tric Ecosys­tem Ex­pe­ri­ence is the en­hanced Nissan eNV200 now fit­ted with a new 40kWh bat­tery. It now of­fers a range of up to 280km NEDC, 60 per cent more than pre­vi­ously, with un­changed cargo space and ca­pac­ity and a sin­gle-shift trans­mis­sion that makes driv­ing eas­ier and safer. The up­graded env200 has been WLTP tested with re­sults of 301km on city cy­cle and 200km on com­bined cy­cle. Cru­cially, it will sup­port city cen­tre trans­for­ma­tion by mak­ing the 100 per cent elec­tric last mile delivery a re­al­ity for busi­ness and pro­fes­sional driv­ers ev­ery­where.

Both vehicles are 100 per cent elec­tric, zero emission, en­abling Nissan to bring to life its com­mit­ment to cut the level of CO2 around the world and build a more sus­tain­able en­vi­ron­ment for ev­ery­one.

At Fu­tures 3.0, Nissan an­nounced its plan to ex­pand its ex­ist­ing out­door charg­ing net­work by 20 per cent over the next 18 months. Work­ing with EV fast-charg­ing stan­dard CHAdeMO, Nissan has al­ready helped build Europe’s most com­pre­hen­sive charg­ing net­work, with more than 4,700 quickcharg­ers in­stalled across the re­gion.

Over the past year in Den­mark, Nissan has been test­ing this rev­o­lu­tion­ary new way of driv­ing. Go­ing for­ward, this has be­come an of­fer open to all fleet cus­tomers through­out the coun­try.

Us­ing Nissan bi-di­rec­tional charg­ing, cus­tomers can draw en­ergy from the grid to power their car or van and then ‘sell’ it back to the grid for oth­ers to use. This means that once a nom­i­nal charge has been paid by the busi­ness for the in­stal­la­tion of a V2G charger, there are no fuel or en­ergy costs; just free power for their EV.

The xS­tor­age Home units, which have been in­stalled at ev­ery house in ITER, will be part of a pi­lot project in a de­vel­op­ing coun­try in Africa. It will help pro­vid­ing sus­tain­able en­ergy to lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties in de­vel­op­ing coun­tries which do not have ac­cess to en­ergy to­day.

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