Nissan and EDF together for the recycling of batteries
Nissan and EDF Energy signed a partnership agreement to recycle end-of-life batteries in the electric vehicles of the Japanese manufacturer in order to support electricity demand and storage in the metropolis.
The first joint project will see the companies studying a business plan for the storage of batteries withdrawn by Nissan EV modles and the recycling of residual electricity stored in these, for the purpose of its subsequent re-introduction in the network using the PowerShift technology of EDF Energy.
These storage systems would allow far lower levels of carbon pollution than coal and gas plants that would normally be used to meet peak electricity demand on the network.
Both EDF Energy and Nissan have been at the forefront of developing the UK electric vehicle market and will bring considerable technical expertise to the agreement that will support the transition to decentralized power transportation and its low-emission grid integration.