Nissan in Thailand has officially appointed Delta Electronics (Thailand) PCL as the primary provider of electric vehicle charging systems. This landmark partnership between Nissan and Delta Electronic envisions Thailand’s electrification goal of having 1.2 million units on the road by 2036.
Autonomous driving is great because nothing can go wrong – go wrong – go wrong. A couple of recent high-profile fatal accidents involving this technology have cast shadows on the work done by the likes of Tesla and Uber.
As of January 2019, Nissan has sold more than 360,000 Leaf models since debuting back in 2011. Considering the number of batteries they produce, the Japanese automaker has come up with a few ideas on how to recycle them. Their latest (and greatest) is a smart pop-up concept camper developed in partnership with off-road camping manufacturer Opus and powered by recycled Nissan Leaf battery cells.
At last, the Nissan LEAF e+ has been announced featuring improved battery technology resulting in a power boost and longer range. This is the next-generation of 100% electric cars that could top the charts once again, especially considering what’s on offer. Nissan’s design team has certainly done their due diligence despite competing against the Tesla Model 3 and Chevrolet Bolt. They’ve incorporated several upgrades into the new model that will appeal even more to the eco-conscious motorist of today.
At the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, Nissan introduced their new ‘Nissan Energy’ program. The aim of the concept is to make electric vehicles even more useful to its owner. They plan on introducing new convenient ways to utilise the batteries’ ability to store and share energy by connecting electric cars with homes, businesses and power grids. Additionally, Nissan also wants to develop systems for recovering old batteries so they can be recycled and reused.
For many, Nissan Intelligent Mobility (NIM) is seen as the future of motoring and for good reason. While many large car manufacturers apply advanced technology to their vehicles, some simply do it a little better without making the customer foot a hefty bill. With a focus on their Intelligent Mobility, Nissan is certainly a frontrunner able to deliver exceptional technology without demanding premium prices, unlike many of their rivals.
‘The Reborn Light’ sounds like something award winning author of high fantasy, the late Robert Jordan, might have written. In reality, this project is anything but fiction. In association with its affiliate (4R Energy Corporation) Nissan has brought life and light back to the streets of the tsunami-struck town of Namie, Japan, using reclaimed LEAF batteries.
By now we all know that e-cars are the way of the future. Renewable energy technology is developing quickly to keep up with the demand of a growing population, with consumers and automakers working in tandem to develop multi-faceted solutions that go beyond mere transport.
The all new 2018 Nissan LEAF lent its support to Disney’s reimagined A Wrinkle in Time at the film’s premier. Three state-of-the-art LEAFs went to makeup and wardrobe with acclaimed fabricators, Vehicle Effects (who also brought us the recent Star Wars homages). These transformation gurus neatly captured the spirits of the fairy godmother-like characters: Mrs Whatsit, Mrs Who and Mrs Which.
The concept of car sharing is being implemented on a global scale with Nissan recently introducing their car sharing service in Japan. It’s called e-share mobi and will be available from 15 January 2018 featuring the brand new Nissan Leaf and the Nissan Note e-POWER. Drivers and passengers can experience the company’s advanced electrification and intelligence technologies without footing the bill of buying a new car.