Nissan’s “Reborn Light” powers streetlights using old EV batteries

Apr 30, 2018, 4:34 AM EDT

Nissan, in collaboration with 4R Energy Corporation, has unveiled a new project, named “The Reborn Light,” which takes old batteries from electric vehicles, couples them up with a solar panel and uses them to power street lights.

The Japanese automaker will test this idea of off-grid streetlight in the city of Namie, which was ravaged by the Fukushima nuclear disaster and has since been abandoned, writes Green Matters.

The small-scale test is one way of showcasing Nissan’s green credentials as the company forays into home and business energy storage, notes Engadget. The idea of recycling car batteries will be more feasible as electric vehicles get commonplace in next two-three years.



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