Nissan today unveiled plans for two new, pioneering electric vehicles that could put money back in the pocket of their owners.
Additional infrastructure investment, battery charging and home storage advances, and a revolutionary new vision will give Nissan customers free power for their EV range.
Nissan have announced a UK collaboration with OVO, allowing customers to purchase an xStorage home energy unit at a discounted price enabling them to ‘sell’ back energy to the grid.
This helps contribute to grid stability in a world where demand for energy is increasing due to a growing, urbanising population. It can result in an additional expected income for users averaging £350 per year.
Paul Willcox, Chairman of Nissan Europe, said: “Nissan kick-started the electric vehicle revolution almost a decade ago.
“Now, we’re outlining our plans for the next decade, which will see even bigger investments in infrastructure, new battery advances and will even change the way people access and pay for the power in their cars.”
The new Nissan LEAF is capable of travelling 378km on a single charge and is packed with ingenious technology, including ProPILOT advanced driver assistance system for a safer, more comfortable drive, and ProPILOT Park for fully autonomous parking.
The car’s e-Pedal technology also lets motorists drive and brake seamlessly, while a sleeker design makes the world’s best-selling electric vehicle even more desirable than before.
Another new product announced is the new, longer range 100% electric van – the e-NV200. With a 280km range, Europe’s best selling electric van, can now travel 100km further than ever before on a single charge – a 60% range improvement.
Nissan also announced its new 2018 range of home and office charging units giving more choice to owners than ever before.