Nissan reveals electric vision

7th December 2017

A Nissan electric van charging

Motor manufacturer Nissan has shared its plans for electric vehicles – including vehicle-to-grid charging that could help fleet operators slash their costs. 

The company’s bi-directional charging system would allow businesses to sell energy from vehicles’ batteries back to the national grid while not in use. 

Speaking to GreenFleet, Nissan’s EV manager Karl Anders said: “Vehicles only use their battery for transport for a very short part of the day.

“The rest of the time you have got a vehicle and a battery that can be connected to the grid and used for something else.”

In 2018, Nissan will also release a 22kW charger for fleet and business owners that will mean electric vehicles can be charged fully in two hours.

To find out more, read the GreenFleet feature.