Saturday 24th March 2018.
NISSAN AIMS TO SELL 1 MILLION EVS ANNUALLY BY 2022
- According to Business Insider: “Nissan Motor Co on Friday said it planned to sell 1 million electric vehicles annually by 2022, including all-battery EVs and cars powered by its “e-Power” petrol hybrid technology. During that period, the Japanese automaker said it would develop eight new all-battery EVs, including four models for China, where it is planning to expand.
- Its luxury Infiniti brand would begin carrying new electric models from 2021, it added. Nissan and its automaking partners, France’s Renault SA and Mitsubishi Motors Corp , together plan to launch 12 electric models as part of their strategy to achieve annual vehicle sales totaling 14 million units by 2022, compared with 10.6 million units in 2017.”
AND THEY WANT TO LIGHT UP OLD BATTERIES
- And sticking with Nissan, they are still thinking about how to use old LEAF batteries. You may remember many of the early cars were on battery leases so if they’re back with Nissan now, what to do with them? There’s always home storage. But what about using them for light?
- Slashgear point out: They’ll be installing new street lighting in Namie, a Japanese town heavily affected by both the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. By using solar panels and LEDs, the custom lamps will be completely independent from the traditional main power grid, and require no electric cables or outlets”
- “The design resembles a stylized shepherd’s crook, with the solar panel on the upper section and a sheet of LED lights underneath. In the base, battery packs repurposed from old electric cars like the Nissan Leaf store the electricity generated from the sun during the day, and then release it to power the lights at night. The lamps stand just over nine feet high.”
NEW ALL ELECTRIC BENTLEY HAS MISSION E HELP
- Bentley are moving on with their plan for an all-electric luxury 4-door coupe. And they’ll be using some of the investment already poured into Porsche by the VW group, for their Mission E car. Evo say: “Bentley has already confirmed that it will offer electrified versions of its entire current model range by 2025. The move to develop a new all-electric flagship in addition to this comes as the company seeks to reposition itself as a luxury and technology brand
PEER TO PEER EV CHARGING
- Coming via Fleet News: “Zap-Map has launched a peer-to-peer EV charging network, allowing charge point owners to share electricity with other registered users. Almost 50% of EV drivers told Zap-Map that they were willing to share their home charging with other users, resulting in around 60,000 chargers that could be added to the network. The initiative, called Zap-Home, also provides owners with the opportunity to earn money by sharing their charger. Registered users can set a cost per charge, payable via PayPal.Me. Zap-Map’s chief technology officer Dr Ben Lane said: “Of our 60,000 monthly userbase, we know that around half are willing to share their home point with other Zap-Map users. “Businesses are particularly proactive with 5% of workplace charging points already.
I-PACE LAPS MONACO AT NIGHT
- If you’re watching Youtube this weekend, as long as great new videos from Fully Charged and Carwow reviewing the new Nissan LEAF, there’s a new Jaguary I-PACE video which looks?and sounds?great. Motor 1 say: The video shows the I-Pace taking to the streets of Monaco and driving past nighttime revellers, Jaguar’s Formula E mechanics hard at work in the garage and even a few sleepy yacht crews on the way round the iconic corners. The real danger around the track appears to be from street sweepers, allowing the Jaguar to entirely coincidentally show o? its collision avoidance systems and manoeuvrability.”
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