NISSAN have marked a staggering EV milestone by opening a pop-up electric café in Paris.
The “pay by energy” café coincided with Nissan’s launch of the new digital platform, Electrify The World, following the announcement that LEAF owners worldwide have collectively driven three billion kilometres.
The café was open to the public for two days last weekend, offering customers the opportunity to use cutting-edge technology to produce their own energy, which they could then use as currency to pay for goods and services.
The pop-up featured a range of new technologies, including Pavegen electro-magnetic induction tiles to generate power, WeWatt’s bar seating with pedal power and an xStorage Home unit, developed by global power management company, Eaton, in partnership with Nissan.
Powered by new or second-life Nissan EV batteries, xStorage Home is an energy storage system designed to give consumers greater control over how and when they use energy. The system now comes in six different configurations giving consumers greater choice to meet their energy needs.
Gareth Dunsmore, Director of Electric Vehicles, Nissan Europe, said: “When we introduced the world’s first mass-market electric vehicle, the Nissan LEAF, it triggered a new wave of interest in zero emission technology and was the first step on our path to achieving Intelligent Mobility. Since then, our electric vehicles have grown in popularity and today, our LEAF customers have reached a landmark moment, having collectively driven over three billion kilometres, saving almost 500 million kilograms of CO2 emissions.”
“But electric vehicles are just one element of Nissan’s vision. Our pay with energy café is the perfect way of showcasing how we can potentially revolutionise the way in which we generate and utilise energy. We want to allow people to experience for themselves how new technologies such as xStorage Home can benefit their lives today, as well as help improve the lives of future generations.”
The opening of the Nissan Electric Café launched Electrify The World, a new digital community platform.
Through the brand’s network of social media sites and websites, Nissan will be using its expertise from almost a decade in electric vehicles to inspire new conversations about sustainability and cleaner living. The platform also gives users a forum to engage in discussion, interact with the brand and offer opinions. It aims to engage audiences across Europe and inspire them to join Nissan’s electric revolution, living smarter and more sustainable lifestyles.
To learn more about Nissan’s Electrify the World campaign and its commitment to Intelligent Mobility, click here.