Nissan is changing the way EV owners pay for parking with latest innovation

Nissan has given drivers another reason to make the switch to electric vehicles (EV), offering parking in exchange for electricity discharged from an EV battery at the brand new Nissan Pavilion exhibition in Yokohama, Japan.

In a world-first, EV owners can use the electricity stored in their vehicle as a form of payment using vehicle-to-grid technology, showcasing one of the additional benefits EVs provide.

Nissan has invested heavily in EV technology in recent times, introducing Nissan Energy Share and Nissan Energy Storage technologies that allow their EV batteries to store and re-distribute electricity back to the grid.

The innovative new payment system comes as Nissan prepares for the launch of their newest EV model, the Ariya crossover, which is due for release internationally next year.

Electric vehicle technology isn’t the only innovative new concept on display at the Nissan Pavilion exhibition, with Nissan using the facility to showcase the many technologies they have developed to take society into the future.

Visitors can experience new technologies such as Nissans ProPILOT advanced driver assistance system and the Invisible-to-visible (I2V) technology, both designed to make the driving experience better.

The facility’s café is powered by electricity from the battery of Nissan LEAF vehicles as well as solar energy, and visitors may take advantage of EV car-sharing and rental bicycles offered by Nissan out the front of the Pavilion.

Nissan CEO Makoto Uchida said the Pavilion was designed to take visitors into the future to experience the evolving role technology will play in moving the world.

“The Pavilion is a place where customers can see, feel, and be inspired by our near-future vision for society and mobility,” said Uchida. “As the world shifts to electric mobility, EVs will be integrated into society in ways that go beyond just transportation.”

Nissan aims to sell more than 1 million electrified vehicles worldwide per year by 2023.

Source: Nissan Australia

5 August 2020

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