Japanese automaker Nissan has opened an exhibition pavilion in Yokohama, Japan, which brings together innovative technological solutions aimed at improving the future. At the same time, visitors to the pavilion will be able to “pay” for parking with electricity from the batteries of their electric vehicles.
Pavilion with an area of 10,000 sq.m. fully autonomous and at the same time does not emit toxic emissions, as it is equipped with solar panels and is supplied with hydroelectricity from a renewable source. The Nissan Chaya Cafe uses not only the solar power plant, but also the energy of the Nissan Leaf batteries, so that visitors can drink coffee, literally warmed up by their electric cars. In front of the pavilion, there is a Mobility Hub offering a variety of services, including EV car sharing and bicycle rental.
At the demonstration stands with virtual effects, visitors can also try themselves as a pilot of the Formula E electric vehicle series or the driver of the future Nissan Ariya electric crossover. Also on display are ProPILOT Driving Assistance Systems and Invisible-to-Visible (I2V) technology, which combines information from the real and virtual worlds to assist drivers.
The company noted that back in 2010, it introduced the world’s first mass-produced electric vehicle Nissan Leaf with zero toxic emissions. During this time, the company’s specialists have developed Nissan Energy Share and Nissan Energy Storage systems, which allow you to store, redistribute and reuse electricity obtained from electric vehicle batteries. An example of the implementation of such projects is the power supply of residential buildings or enterprises.
In Japan, Nissan has also contracted with local authorities to use Leaf electric vehicles as “mobile batteries” that can supply energy in disaster areas. As a result of another partnership, the company is using batteries that have expired on EVs to power streetlights.
As part of Nissan NEXT’s transformational plan, the company intends to expand its global EV and hybrid vehicle lineup, including proprietary e-POWER technology. By the end of 2023, Nissan plans to sell over 1 million electrified vehicles a year.