Nissan Australia is the recipient of a grant from the Victorian Government for its research project on electric vehicle charging which will be developed in collaboration with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and Delta Energy Systems.
The Victorian Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Lily D'Ambrosio MP, approved the $210,000 grant from the New Energy Jobs Fund (NEJF) for the 18-month research project which will explore off-grid EV charging.
The NEJF was developed to support Victorian projects with a focus on long-term sustainable jobs, renewable energy generation, reductions to greenhouse gas emissions and new energy technologies.
Nissan, the CSIRO and Delta Energy are embarking on one such project where the goal is to improve EV charging profiles and therefore reduce the charging impacts on the grid as well as maximise the use of renewable energy.
Stephen Lester, managing director Nissan Australia, commented: “While it’s undeniable that the future is electric, we believe that it is important that the future of electric is also sustainable. That’s part of what defines intelligent mobility for us.”
Testing will take place of the Delta-designed system at the CSIRO Monash facility in the temperature control chamber. If successful the system will be deployed at Nissan Australia’s Melbourne facility to undergo field trials with the new Nissan Leaf fleet.
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