Tokyo, Japan – Nissan Motor Company is working on a project to study the development of a quick-charging system for electric vehicles (EV) using solar panels.

The project is a joint development with Showa Shell Seikyu, which produces next-generation solar panels. The development is part of a commissioned project for EV diffusion launched by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. 

The program is designed to maximize the use of renewable energy for EVs, provide power during electricity outages, and reduce demand on grid power.

A quick-charging system using the next-generation panels and lithium-ion batteries is also expected to be used in houses and large-scale solar power plants.

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