Nissan launches energy storage tech for homes

  A short clip of ELN’s visit to Barcelona for the launch of Nissan and Eaton’s energy storage technology for householders.  

Nissan installs vehicle-to-grid technology in UK

Nissan has installed vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology at its research and development facility in the UK. Nissan Technical Centre Europe (NTCE) is the first of the company’s European facilities to install the technology, which in addition to charging EVs, allows the cars to give stored energy from the vehicle’s battery back to the grid to help stabilise demand. Developed in […]

Could millennials drive demand for EVs?

More than three quarters (76%) of millennials believe switching to an eco-friendly car is the single best action to drive a more sustainable future. A new survey reveals the 2,500 European millennials – aged 18 to 34 – questioned across the UK, France, Italy, Germany and Spain are willing to try new things and make […]

Uber goes all-electric with Nissan in London trial

Uber has joined forces with Nissan to trial electric vehicles (EVs) in London. The car manufacturer has supplied a fleet of 20 all-electric Nissan LEAFs, which are available for hire through Uber’s app. The project is aimed at improving air quality and reducing CO2 emissions. It is being run in partnership with the Energy Saving […]

Diesels splutter as new petrol engine emerges

Nissan’s new petrol engine could make advanced diesel engines obsolete. The new engine – called a Variable Compression-Turbo (VC-T), has 27% better fuel economy than previous models but provides comparable power and torque. It’s also cheaper than today’s advanced turbo-charged diesel engines and should meet emissions rules in most countries without requiring costly treatment systems. “We […]

Nissan developing first bioethanol electric car

Nissan has announced it is developing an engine powered by electricity generated from bioethanol. It claims the solid oxide fuell cell system (SOFC) is the first of its kind in the world for automotive use. The system features an e-Bio Fuel Cell with an SOFC power generator. SOFC uses the reaction of multiple fuels, including […]

Nissan plugs-in 4.75MW solar farm in Sunderland

Nissan has switched on a solar farm at its biggest manufacturing site in Europe. The 19,000-panel project is now fully operational at its Sunderland facility, the car manufacturer’s centre of production for the all-electric Nissan LEAF and batteries. The 4.75MW solar farm has been installed alongside 10 wind turbines which were already generating 6.6MW of […]

UK EV owners can sell power to grid in Nissan trial

Electric vehicle (EV) owners in the UK will be able to sell power back to the National Grid under a new scheme unveiled by Nissan. It will install and connect 100 vehicle-to-grid (V2G) units at locations agreed by private and fleet owners of the Nissan LEAF and e-NV200 electric van. Owners of those vehicles will […]

Mitsubishi admits falsifying fuel efficiency tests

Mitsubishi Motors has admitted falsifying fuel consumption tests in more than 600,000 cars sold in Japan. In a statement, the car manufacturer explains the testing method its vehicles used to show better fuel consumption rates was different from the one required by the Japanese law. The vehicles affected are the models “eK Wagon”, “eK Space”, “Dayz” and […]

F1 technology to be used to design greener cars

An innovative research project that aims to develop greener cars has won a share of a £38.2 million prize. A consortium including Jaguar Land Rover and Nissan received £1.7 million for the so-called “light weighting” technology. It applies the science behind Formula 1 (F1) cars and space satellites to make vehicles weigh less and be more […]