Nissan has developed 40kWh cells for batteries used in its LEAF electric vehicle

By Sophie Chapman
The Japanese vehicle manufacturer, Nissan, has developed new battery technology through a UK research program. The high-de...

The Japanese vehicle manufacturer, Nissan, has developed new battery technology through a UK research program.

The high-density battery was enabled by a project funded by the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC).

The project saw Nissan partner will Hyberdrive, the University of Newcastle, Warwick Manufacturing Group, and Zero Carbon Futures.

The outcome has seen Nissan’s Sunderland facility produce 40kWh battery cells, to be sold in the UK and Europe.

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The batteries have been installed in the firm’s new electric vehicle, the LEAF model – which has improved the vehicle’s range and lowered Nissan’s production costs.

The project has led to Hyperdrive’s installation of its own production line using the 40kWH cell, as the first SME to be supplied the cell.

Hyperdrive use Nissan battery cells for non-automotive applications.

“This project exemplifies the value of consortia projects, with partners working together to exploit their capabilities, both jointly and individually,” stated APC’s Director of Technology and Projects, Jon Beasley.

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