Nissan has been leading the way in electric car technology for some time and now, they are offering even more value. Customers can pay for parking with electricity when visiting the Nissan Pavilion, an event that showcases the power of EVs and mobility technology.
In a world-first, electric vehicle owners can discharge power from their car’s battery pack to pay for parking while at the Nissan Pavilion exhibition space in Yokohama. The venue, which opened to the public on 1 August 2020, is located near Nissan’s global headquarters and will continue until 23 October.
What To Expect At The Nissan Pavilion
The Nissan Pavilion exhibition event is home to several exciting innovations and developments with the electric vehicle payment system just one of many. This event is all about showing how far Nissan has come and what they are doing to help people move to a better world. The 10 000 square-meter, zero-emission Nissan Pavilion is powered by solar panels and supplied with renewable hydroelectric power.
Want to eat at a café powered only by Nissan LEAF electric cars and solar energy? Well, now you can as visitors to the event can eat at the Nissan Chaya Café and catch a glimpse into the future of how EVs and next-gen technology can benefit mankind.
Several virtual experiences will allow customers to see the technology first-hand. They can enjoy the thrill of a Formula E electric street racing car and go for a virtual ride in the all-new Nissan Ariya EV crossover which is deemed a “timeless expression of Nissan’s vision”.
According to Nissan CEO, Makoto Uchida: “The Pavilion is a place where customers can see, feel, and be inspired by our near-future vision for society and mobility. As the world shifts to electric mobility, EVs will be integrated into society in ways that go beyond just transportation.”
Nissan’s Rise To Zero-Emission Stardom
Nissan introduced the world’s first mass-produced electric car in 2010 and that, of course, was the ever-impressive zero-emission Nissan LEAF. Since then, the Japanese automaker has partnered with governments and businesses from around the world to expand the applications of EVs in several ways.
The most impressive is powering homes or businesses where the company’s Nissan Energy Share and Nissan Energy Storage technologies allow electricity from EV batteries to be stored, shared and repurposed. A perfect example of this is the off-grid cafe at the Nissan Pavilion.
In Japan, the automaker has also agreed with local governments to use Nissan LEAF cars as mobile batteries that can supply energy during natural disasters. In yet another hugely successful partnership, Nissan is repurposing used EV batteries to provide power to streetlights.
As part of the Nissan NEXT transformation plan, they are planning on expanding its global line-up of EVs and electric motor-driven cars, including e-POWER. Nissan’s goal is to sell more than one million electrified vehicles every year by the end of 2023 and reaching that milestone would be monumental.
Mobility Innovations On Show At The Nissan Pavilion
Visitors to the Nissan Pavilion can also experience other innovations such as the ProPILOT advanced driver assistance system and Nissan’s Invisible-to-Visible (I2V) technology. For those who don’t know what that is, I2V effectively combines information from the real and virtual worlds to assist drivers.
Children and adults can learn more about I2V technology by playing a virtual tennis match with Grand Slam champion, and Nissan brand ambassador, Naomi Osaka in the Nissan Pavilion theatre. This will give guests a real feel for how the technology helps make driving more convenient, comfortable and exciting when fitted to cars of the near future.
In front of the Nissan Pavilion, the Mobility Hub offers various services, including EV car-sharing and rental bicycles, providing more freedom of mobility. If you want to experience the future of energy technology, take a virtual tour of the Nissan Pavilion and share in the company’s vision.