SCOTLAND’S biggest battery has helped mark the launch of the new Nissan LEAF, amid the stunning backdrop of the Southern Highlands.
Cruachan, a hidden power station, lies a kilometre below the ground with enormous turbines converting water from the nearby loch into electricity. Essentially a giant battery, it also stores water in a second man-made loch halfway up Ben Cruachan to be released when called upon by the National Grid — and reverses the process by pumping water back up when needed to expel excess energy too.
NISSAN Motor Co has unveiled plans to launch growing numbers of electrified vehicles, expand and evolve autonomous driving systems, and accelerate vehicle connectivity as part of its Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022 midterm plan.
Among the targets, Nissan is aiming to sell 1 million electrified vehicles – either pure electric models or those with e-POWER powertrains – annually by fiscal year 2022.
NISSAN’S versatile range of vehicles has proved to be the perfect fit for Stoke-on-Trent City Council, as it seeks to maintain its clean and tidy environment.
The council has chosen Nissan to form the part of its large fleet dealing with its Streetcare and Greenspace policies.
NISSAN has today delivered further evidence that its leadership towards an electric ecosystem goes far beyond vehicles such as the “Simply Amazing” new LEAF.
The brand has announced a strategic partnership with leading energy company E.ON, already collaborating with Nissan in Denmark. Under the new initiative Nissan and E.ON will explore opportunities on pilot activities and commercial offers related to vehicle-to-grid services, renewable energy generation and storage solutions, as well as grid integration for Nissan electric vehicle customers.
THE acceleration of electrification was the key theme at the Nissan stand during this year’s Geneva Motor Show.
Taking centre stage was the world premiere of the all-electric ABB FIA Formula E Championship race car, seen in its concept livery for the first time. The car will make its city circuit debut at the start of the 2018/19 season
later this year.