Nissan accepting electricity as payment for parking

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Nissan is giving customers the ability to pay for parking with electricity. It is only at one location at the moment, the Nissan Pavilion exhibition space in Yokohama.

The 10,000-square-meter, zero-emission Pavilion is outfitted with solar panels and supplied with renewable hydroelectric power.

The Pavilion is also demonstrating other features.  Their Chaya Café operates on power supplied by LEAF electric cars and solar energy.

Nissan introduced the world’s first mass-market electric car, The Leaf, in 2010. Since then, the company has partnered with governments and businesses around the world to expand the uses of EVs.

In Japan, Nissan has also entered agreements with local governments to use LEAF cars as mobile batteries that can supply energy during natural disasters. In another partnership, the company is repurposing used EV batteries to power streetlights.

Nissan aims to sell more than 1 million electrified vehicles a year by the end of fiscal 2023.

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David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto