New concept camper uses second-life EV batteries

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COLUMBUS, Ga. — The Nissan x Opus concept integrates the recently unveiled Nissan Energy Roam, a portable, all-in-one, weatherproof power pack harnessing Nissan’s EV battery technology for convenient, emission-free and silent power on the go. The Roam has a storage capacity of 700Wh and a power output of 1kW. It’s lithium-ion cells are recovered from first-generation Nissan electric vehicles, thereby giving the batteries a second-life.

The batteries are mounted in a special compartment at the front of the Opus, enabling the Roam unit to provide a power supply to both the 230v circuit and the 12v circuit through recharging of the on-board leisure battery that powers the 12v system.

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Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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