Nissan uses second-life EV batteries to power "off-grid" adventures
Nissan and Opus Campers have collaborated on a smart camping concept that uses second-life Nissan electric vehicle batteries to deliver up to a week's worth of remote power for 'off-grid' adventures.
The Nissan x Opus concept integrates the recently unveiled Nissan Energy Roam, a portable, all-in-one, weatherproof power pack harnessing Nissan's EV battery technology for convenient, emission-free and silent power on the go.
With a storage capacity of 700Wh and a power output of 1kW, the Roam's lithium-ion cells are recovered from first-generation Nissan electric vehicles, ensuring a sustainable second-life for the batteries.
Mounted in a special compartment at the front of the Opus, the Nissan Energy Roam unit provides a power supply to both the 230v and 12v circuit via recharging of the on-board leisure battery to support enough energy autonomy for around seven days of camping, with assistance from a solar panel accessory.
Nissan Energy Roam can be removed from its housing within the camper and recharged away from the campsite via a standard 230v domestic socket, or by plugging into a solar panel accessory.