Nissan ultimate winner of Climate Solutions Award for innovative energy technologies

The Financial Times and the International Finance Corporation (IFC)/IFC Transformational Business Awards recognise Nissan for Vehicle-to-Grid system and second-life batteries.

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Nissan has been prized for Excellence in the Climate Solutions Awards for its innovative work in developing electric vehicle technology and energy services systems. The distinction is part of the FT/IFC Transformational Business Awards, given by the Financial Times and the International Finance Corporation a member of the World Bank Group.

Focussing on groundbreaking, commercially attainable solutions to global development challenges. Previous 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.

The Nissan Vehicle-to-Grid system is set up to redirect energy from electric cars to be fed back into the electricity grid. Making the grid more stable and sustainable and help consumers manage their energy supplies. The second-life energy storage system uses batteries taken from Nissan LEAF and e-NV200 electric vehicles. The batteries are re-used as energy storage units for homes and other buildings. Nissan’s work to develop electric cars and energy service technologies is part of its Nissan Intelligent Mobility vision, 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

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