Leaf Lights Up Yokohama’s Marine Tower

Posted by Stephen On Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

You have probably heard about the ideas to integrate EV battery power into some kind of smart grid arrangement, where the EV power pack will provide power back to the house it is plugged into.

Well, the Marine Tower in Yokohama (Nissan’s home turf) decided to do this on a larger scale. To wit, run their illumination display off a Leaf.

The event is commemorating 50 years since the Marine Tower was built and 100 years since the opening up of the port of Yokohama and is running from November 1st to 6th.

The thing is, I am not entirely convinced of the efficiency of powering the lights off Leaf batteries. Surely it would have been more environmentally sound to run the lights right off the grid….

PR value 9 /10

Environmental benefit 0 / 10

Sources: theTV.jp, Sankei (both Japanese)

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