FT/IFC Transformational Business Awards recognize Nissan for Vehicle-to-Grid system and second-life batteries
PARIS (June 15, 2018) – Nissan has won the Excellence in Climate Solutions Award for its pioneering work to develop electric vehicle technology and energy services systems.
The accolade is part of the FT/IFC Transformational Business Awards, given by the Financial Times and the International Finance Corp., a member of the World Bank Group. Nissan was specifically recognized for its Vehicle-to-Grid and second-life battery systems.
The awards focus on groundbreaking, commercially viable solutions to global development challenges. Past winners include the Cross-Boundary Energy Fund in Kenya, Rwanda and Ghana, which improved the efficiency of solar assets; and the Piramal Foundation in India, which uses technology to give rural villages access to safe water.
Nissan’s Vehicle-to-Grid system enables energy from electric cars to be fed back into the electricity grid. This can make the grid more stable and sustainable. It can also help consumers manage their energy supply.
Nissan’s second-life energy storage systems use batteries taken from Nissan LEAF and e-NV200 electric vehicles. The batteries are turned into energy storage units for homes and other buildings.
The company’s work to develop electric cars and energy services technologies is part of its Nissan Intelligent Mobility vision for changing how cars are driven, powered and integrated into society.
“This recognition validates Nissan’s continuing efforts to integrate EV technology into society,” said Nissan Executive Vice President Daniele Schillaci. “From launching the first mass-market electric vehicle, the Nissan LEAF, to developing Vehicle-to-Grid technology, we will continue leading the way toward a zero-emission future through Nissan Intelligent Mobility.”
Nissan recently launched Nissan Energy Solar for consumers in the U.K. The package includes integrated solar panels, battery storage and a home energy management system. For more information: https://live.ft.com/Events/FT-IFC-Transformational-Business-Conference-and-Awards-Dinner-2018
About Nissan in the UK
About Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. Nissan is a global full-line vehicle manufacturer that sells more than 60 models under the Nissan, INFINITI and Datsun brands. In fiscal year 2017, the company sold 5.77 million vehicles globally, generating revenue of 11.9 trillion yen. On April 1, 2017, the company embarked on Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, a six-year plan targeting a 30% increase in annualized revenues to 16.5 trillion yen by the end of fiscal 2022, along with cumulative free cash flow of 2.5 trillion yen. As part of Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, the company plans to extend its leadership in electric vehicles, symbolized by the world's best-selling all-electric vehicle in history, the Nissan LEAF. Nissan’s global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, manages operations in six regions: Asia & Oceania; Africa, the Middle East & India; China; Europe; Latin America; and North America. Nissan has a global workforce of 247,500 and has been partnered with French manufacturer Renault since 1999. In 2016, Nissan acquired a 34% stake in Mitsubishi Motors. Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi is today the world’s largest automotive partnership, with combined sales of more than 10.6 million vehicles in calendar year 2017.
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About Nissan in Europe
Nissan has one of the most comprehensive European presences of any overseas manufacturer, employing more than 17,000 staff across locally-based design, research & development, manufacturing, logistics and sales & marketing operations. Last year Nissan plants in the UK, Spain and Russia produced more than 660,000 vehicles including award-winning crossovers, commercial vehicles and the Nissan LEAF, the world’s most popular electric vehicle. Pursuing a goal of zero emissions and zero fatalities on the road, Nissan is leading the field with its vision of Intelligent Mobility. Designed to guide Nissan’s product and technology pipeline, this 360 degree approach to the future of mobility will anchor critical company decisions around how cars are powered, how cars are driven, and how cars integrate into society. Nissan is positioned to become the most desirable Asian brand in Europe.