In order to do so, they have bought the start-up company Mobility house
The question of the re-use of the battery packs is an issue faced by a growing number of car manufacturers, with most of them in the same direction: the use of the battery for the purpose of storing the excess energy produced in wind power plants, or returned to the grid. Honda has recently begun to do so, and now the Nissan-Renault Alliance is heading the same direction with help of successful start-up story and a company called Mobility house.
This start-up company is specialised in seeking solutions in the area of smart charging, and together both parties have worked together in the past. Nissan Leaf was the first car the company used to establish the concept of V2G and Vehicle to grid. It is increasingly widespread in Great Britain, and together the two sides are developing the first smart island of Porto Santo.
For the Nissan-Renault Alliance, that will be 11th cooperation of such kind. "Alliance Ventures is a perfect investor for The Mobility House", said Thomas Raffeiner, founder and CEO of The Mobility House. "The fact that the vision and skill set of our companies fit together very well has been proven many times in the past. We are delighted that we can embark on many more projects and make our shared vision of a sustainable energy future come true even faster."