11 Jul '11, 6am

Japanese automaker Nissan testing solar power as a way of recharging its Leaf electric vehicles

Japanese automaker Nissan testing solar power as a way of recharging its Leaf electric vehicles

Nissan Motor Co chief vehicle engineer Hidetoshi Kadota demonstrates a quick charge of a Nissan Leaf by a solar-assisted EV charging system at Nissan's global headquarters in Yokohama on July 11, 2011. -- PHOTO: AP YOKOHAMA (Japan) - JAPANESE automaker Nissan is testing a super-green way to recharge its Leaf electric vehicle using solar power, part of a broader drive to improve electricity storage systems. Nissan's Leaf went on sale late last year, but the automaker is looking ahead to about five years time when ageing Leaf vehicles may offer alternative business opportunities in using their lithium-ion batteries as a storage place for electricity. Nissan Motor Corp acknowledges that, once the Leaf catches on, a flood of used batteries could result as the life span of a battery is longer than an electric vehicle's. Electricity generation and storage are drawing attention i...

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