Once the batteries in electric cars are worn down beyond the point of being useful to the vehicle, something has to be done with them. Nissan has a novel solution that will help extend the life of the battery by re-purposing it into a power source for camping trailers made by Opus.
Nissan's battery recycling solution is made possible by a device the
company created called Roam. It's a small cube that is packed with the
lithium-ion battery cells pulled from first-generation Nissan vehicles
and can be hooked up to an Air Opus trailer. Roam can store up to 700Wh
of electricity and offers 1kW of electrical output -- enough to power
devices, small appliances, and the onboard lights and heating system in
the trailer. Nissan claims that when the battery is combined with a 400W
solar panel, it can provide power to the trailer for a week without
interruption. The battery can also be recharged in just one hour when
plugged into a 230-volt power outlet.
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