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EDF partner with Nissan for low carbon transport

EDF have partnered with Nissan to produce low carbon transport.

  • 11 October 2018
  • Rachel Cooper

EDF have partnered with Nissan to produce low carbon transport.

EDF, the UK’s largest producer of low carbon energy, and Nissan have joined forces to explore how second-life Nissan electric vehicle batteries can support demand side management.

The first joint project will involve recycling retired batteries from Nissan LEAF into commercial battery storage. This system would see electricity stored in the batteries and released back to the grid using EDF technology.

These storage systems offer a low carbon solution instead of relying on coal and gas power stations to meet the electricity demands.

Recently, the World Bank invested $1 billion into battery storage for developing countries to decrease their dependence on fossil fuel generated electricity.

Francisco Carranza, Director of Energy Services at Nissan Europe, said: “We are delighted to be entering this partnership, which will see Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility strategy continue to support the expanding electric vehicle market and help create a more sustainable energy future in the UK.

Béatrice Bigois, Managing Director of Customers at EDF Energy, said: “The transition to Electric Vehicles provides huge opportunities for businesses and households, which is why we are investing in the best technology and products to help consumers and business realise the associated benefits. In partnering with Nissan, we’re excited to explore new technologies and business models to make low carbon transport a reality now and for the future.”

This news follows EDF announcing their commitment to deploy 75,000 charging points and providing customers with access to 250,000 interoperable terminals by 2022.

This plan will help towards the company overall target to operate a fully electric fleet of 30,000 vehicles by 2030, this goal was set after they joined the Climate Group’s EV100 initiative last year.

Photograph: Nissan

 

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