Through the integration of Nissan EVs we can help shape a society whose energy use is sustainable, efficient and affordable.
NISSAN has announced that its European research and development centre, the UK-based Nissan Technical Centre Europe, will become the first company facility in Nissan's complete European network to install vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology.
Developed by Nissan in partnership with multinational energy provider Enel, eight V2G chargers have been installed at the site and will be available for all Technical Centre employees to use.
The V2G chargers work with Nissan's electric vehicles to provide an intelligent energy management system capable of both charging the vehicles and allowing the cars to give back stored energy from the vehicle's battery, returning it to the national grid to help stabilise demand.
The move marks an important step in the company's plans to make its Intelligent Mobility vision a reality in Europe, the technology integration showing how zero-emission vehicles such as the fully-electric Leaf and e-NV200 van, as well as energy management technologies, can work in tandem to create a cleaner, more efficient energy network.
Nissan Europe spokesman Francisco Carranza said Nissan has always been at the forefront of electric vehicle technology development and is excited to be using its expertise to help change the way people consume energy.
"Through the integration of Nissan EVs, we can help shape a society whose energy use is sustainable, efficient and affordable. It could change the rules of the game and make energy cheaper for everyone," Mr Caranza said.
The installation of the V2G chargers at Nissan's European Technical Centre is significant because it gives the company the chance to showcase to the world how the energy management systems it is developing can work in a real-life business situation.
Nissan says integrating the technology into its own facilities demonstrates the confidence it has in the technology and its strong belief that its electric vehicles can play a pivotal role in developing a technological network that works seamlessly to create sustainable and efficient solutions for the future.
In August Nissan and its technical partner, energy company Enel, announced they had secured their first commercial V2G customer in Europe, Enel installing 10 V2G units at the headquarters of Danish utility company Frederiksberg Forsyning, making it the first business to commercially integrate and host the V2G units.
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