Nissan x OPUS Concept Camper Uses Second-Life EV Batteries To Power ‘Off-Grid’ Adventures – Feb 19, 2019 – London, UK (Techreleased) – Nissan Energy and OPUS Campers have collaborated on a smart camping concept that uses second-life Nissan electric vehicle batteries to deliver up to a week’s worth of remote power for ‘off-grid’ adventures.
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.
With a storage capacity of 700Wh and a power output of 1kW, the ROAM’s lithium-ion cells are recovered from first-generation Nissan electric vehicles, ensuring a sustainable second-life for the batteries.
The concept allows campers to remain connected and enjoy the comforts of home, whilst having the freedom to travel to remote areas.
“Nissan’s leadership in energy services means we are not only transforming the way people drive, but also the way we live,” said Nissan Energy managing director Francisco Carranza.
“The Nissan x OPUS concept is a real-world example of how Nissan Energy ROAM can integrate into our lifestyles – in this case the hugely popular leisure activity of camping.”
“Our customers already have the ability to take control of their energy use at home through Nissan’s residential storage solutions.
“Now we can give them complete independence to experience ‘off-grid’ adventures. The new Nissan Energy ROAM can deliver clean, sustainable power to the most remote of locations, and be enjoyed by everyone.”
He added: “This new concept integrating Nissan Energy ROAM is answering real customer needs. Soon campers might be able to take whichever road – or unbeaten track – they choose, safe in the knowledge they will be connected to a robust and sustainable energy supply.”
The Nissan x OPUS concept will make its public debut on the OPUS stand at the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show at The NEC, Birmingham, UK from 19-24 February 2019.
The AIR OPUS® range starts from £15,995/approx. €18,000.
OPUS has a manufacturing base in the UK, with distribution across Europe, North America and Australia/New Zealand.
Designed for both professional and leisure use, Nissan Energy ROAM offers a clean, sustainable solution for customers needing electricity on the go.
It will launch in European markets later this year. Local market pricing will be announced in due course.