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NISSAN DEVELOPS GENIUS METHOD OF GIVING NEW LIFE TO OLD ELECTRIC VEHICLE BATTERIES

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Nissan is repurposing old batteries from its Leaf electric vehicles to create portable power sources that can be used to charge appliances, phones, and provide power in emergency situations. The batteries' charging capacity often lasts longer than the vehicle itself or can remain intact when a car is totaled. Retired EV batteries have great potential in energy storage applications, says Balakumar Balasingam, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Windsor. Repurposing the batteries minimizes Nissan's impact on the environment as EV batteries use rare metals and other raw materials, and producing them releases harmful emissions into the atmosphere.
Nissan's efforts to repurpose used materials are not limited to batteries. In addition to recycling EV motors and recovering up to 98% of the rare earth elements used in their production, the company's newer models reportedly use up to 85% less of these materials than the original Leaf model. This reduction in material usage is a significant step towards reducing the environmental impact of Nissan's vehicles. By combining these various initiatives, Nissan is demonstrating its commitment to sustainability and responsible manufacturing practices.


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  • Ann Nyambura

    36 w

    A step in the right direction.

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    • Esther Wanjiku

      37 w

      These are great efforts by Nissan

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      • Tabitha Kimani

        37 w

        Well done Nissan for your efforts towards sustainable production and circularity.

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        • rosebellendiritu

          37 w

          Pitting what you think is"trash" in good use

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          • George Kariuki

            37 w

            This holistic approach promotes a more sustainable future.

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            • Jane Wangui

              37 w

              @george_kariuki less garbage lying around inform of car batteries

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            • Princess

              37 w

              Such a sustainable breakthrough 👏🔋

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              • walter lungayi

                37 w

                It's great to see Nissan taking a proactive approach to sustainability by repurposing old batteries and reducing the use of rare materials in their newer models. This kind of responsible manufacturing not only benefits the environment but also helps to address the growing demand for portable power sources. By recovering valuable resources and minimizing waste, Nissan is setting a positive example for other companies to follow. It will be interesting to see how the company continues to innovate in this area and what other creative solutions they come up with in the future.

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