Electric vehicles create one form of waste: old batteries. Through a unique partnership, the Nissan Leaf battery may find new life as energy storage.
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A lack of tailpipe emissions generally provides the Nissan LEAF with plenty of green cred, but the company hasn’t stopped there: innovative recycled materials are also a part of the package.
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The idea of the electric car is simple enough: replacing a gasoline combustion engine with an electric motor which drives transmission. Most make use of a battery, which is charged up overnight by a connection to a household socket. Just drive home, and plug in. So, with no engine burning up fuel, the electric car becomes a zero-emission car, doesn’t it? Unfortunately no.
The recipient delivery was broadcast on Facebook.com and the LEAF owner is Olivier Chalouhi. Olivier is a San Francisco Bay Area resident and was the first person in the US to place a Nissan LEAF order.