Thursday, February 2, 2012

Japan's Earthquake Was A Proving Ground For Nissan Car Battery

The massive destruction of the recent Japanese Tsunami proved the durability of the Nissan Leaf car battery. It's air-cooled design encased in plastic helped it survive the horrific conditions that the Tsunami dished out. While often times the cars did not survive, the battery did.

Recently other electric car batteries have been under "fire" after collision tests raised concerns that battery fires showed up in some cases. These batteries under question are liquid cooled batteries.

Liquid cooled batteries while proven to handle adverse weather conditions, are showing signs of fire concerns when damaged. The both the air cooled and fluid batteries have 8-year, 100000-mile battery warranties.

Nissan is claiming that after 10 years of use their batteries are still at 70 percent capacity. Now the concern is that the battery could out live the cars. Their engineers are starting to search for ways to use the battery after the life of the car. Could the battery be used for other things? With a the right use could the disposal of these batteries be put off for another 10 years? They are hoping to store wind and solar panel energy, making it a very interesting future for these very durable energy storage devices.

Read about future storage:The battery is still good after 10 years!
Air vs Liquid cooled controversy: The battery is primative!
Compare the safety: The Nisson safety results from the quake!


1 comment:

  1. Definitely goes to show that the batteries are very durable. However, I agree that proper disposable of them is very important for environmental and health concerns.

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