Tuesday 24 March 2020

Nissan and 4R Energy receive award for EV efforts during natural disasters

Nissan and 4R Energy receive award for EV efforts during natural disasters

Nissan and 4R Energy have received an award from the Association for Resilience Japan for their efforts to promote electrification, including the use of electric vehicles (EVs) as emergency power sources during natural disasters.

The Best Resilience Award in the business and industry category recognises the Blue Switch programme, an initiative started by Nissan in May 2018, which promotes the use of EVs to address issues related to disaster prevention, energy management, climate change, tourism and population declines.

Nissan says by the end of March 2020, it will have concluded 31 agreements with local governments and companies on EV use during and after natural disasters - as well as being used as transport, EVs can also be used to provide backup power from their batteries, much like a generator.

These agreemen will make EVs available for local communities and citizens to use as power sources at evacuation centers and welfare facilities in the event of outages caused by natural disasters.

As part of the efforts to boost resiliance, 4R Energy has also developed a stationary battery for repurposing used 40KWh batteries from Nissan Leaf EVs.

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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