Are you trying to take better care of the environment? Nissan definitely is. For a while now, the Nissan Leaf has been a popular Electric Vehicle that many people are excited about because it is eco-friendlier. Now, Nissan is thinking ahead about how to reuse old Nissan Leaf batteries instead of having them go to waste.
According to Engadget, “Nissan is using old Leaf batteries in a very meta way: To power streetlights that will make roads safer for vehicles and pedestrians. Called ‘The Light Reborn,’ it uses a solar panel that charges up a battery, which can then power the LED at night with no external connection required.”
The streetlight powering project isn’t officially up and running yet, but they are doing some tests to see how well this project is getting along. The tests will occur in Namie, Japan, which was abandoned after the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
Powering streetlights is a great way to utilize old batteries. However, you may be wondering, do these batteries have other possible uses? It turns out they do!
Nissan has been working up ideas for their old batteries for a while, but the street lights is a new option for them. Other plans and ideas they have for these old batteries are for buildings and homes that use wind or solar energy. These batteries would store energy and release it in the event of a power outage.
Engagdet also explains some of the other ideas for old Nissan Leaf batteries, “Another is to use the batteries for ‘smart booths’ that could power cellphones and other devices. Finally, Nissan unveiled a whimsical scheme, ‘a park converting the bursting energy of children into electricity while they play. Children’s energy during the day keeps the park bright and safe at nighttime.’
There are many great reasons to buy a Nissan. One of those reasons is how eco-friendly these vehicles and the company can be. We can’t wait to see what other ideas Nissan comes up with to reuse materials.
At Woodfield Nissan, we care about the environment, and we care about you. If you are looking to upgrade to a new Nissan, come down to Woodfield Nissan and check out our selection. We can help you upgrade to a new Nissan like the all-electric Nissan Leaf or other vehicle options like the Nissan Rogue.
The Nissan Rogue is a popular SUV. In fact, it is Nissan’s best-selling vehicle in America. It is an affordable vehicle with some great space and some great features. Want to know why people are loving the Nissan Rogue? Find out more below!
The LA Times weighs in on the 2018 Rogue, “Nissan’s 2018 Rogue is a sprightly, affordable SUV that has the option of the company’s ProPilot Assist driving system. It’s the first Nissan vehicle to offer the program, which will also be available in the 2018 Leaf. That means it’s one of the least expensive SUVs on the market with adaptive cruise control, steering assist, braking assist and warnings for lane straying, rear cross-traffic and pedestrian detection.”
What’s the Cost?
As the LA Times said above, the Nissan Rogue is a very affordable SUV. This vehicle comes in at a starting price of $25,380, and you get a lot for your money with this vehicle.
The 2018 Rogue has features like the above listed safety features as well as traction control, Siri “Eyes Free” voice command system, LED headlights and more. In the 2018 Rogue, you also get the ProPilot system. What is this system? Let’s find out!
The LA Times explains, “ProPilot functions like a smart, adaptive cruise control. It will maintain freeway speed and keep a safe distance between other cars, as on most similar systems. But it will also do most of the steering, asking only that the driver’s hands be on the wheel at all times and nudge the steering periodically, when prompted, so the system knows the driver is alert.”
As you can see, this is a technologically advanced vehicle. It comes with a lot of great features, and the price tag is very affordable. The 2018 Rogue also gives you a good amount of power and performance. The base-level Rogue gives you a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder gas engine that gives you 170-horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque.
Find the Nissan Rouge for Sale at Your Local Nissan Dealer
There are many reasons to love the Nissan Rogue—these were just a few reasons. If you are interested in checking out the Nissan Rogue for yourself, you should come down to Woodfield Nissan. We are a Nissan dealer near you, and we are happy to help you upgrade.
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