Nissan Lets Show Visitors Pay For Parking With Electricity

Nissan is giving customers yet another reason to love their electric cars: the ability to pay for parking with electricity.

In a global first, electric vehicle drivers will be able to discharge power from their car’s battery pack to pay for parking while visiting the Nissan Pavilion exhibition space in Yokohama. The venue opens to the public this weekend.

The payment system is just one of the many innovations customers can experience at the Pavilion, built to show how Nissan moves people to a better world. Visitors can eat at the Nissan Chaya Cafe, operating on power supplied by Nissan LEAF electric cars and solar energy. They can also enjoy virtual experiences that allow them to feel the thrill of Formula E electric street racing or go for a ride in the all-new Nissan Ariya EV crossover.

The 10,000-square-meter, zero-emission Pavilion is outfitted with solar panels and supplied with renewable hydroelectric power.

“The Pavilion is a place where customers can see, feel, and be inspired by our near-future vision for society and mobility,” said Nissan CEO Makoto Uchida. “As the world shifts to electric mobility, EVs will be integrated into society in ways that go beyond just transportation.”

Nissan innovations

Guests at the Pavilion can also experience other innovations besides Nissan Energy technologies. These include the ProPILOT advanced driver assistance system as well as Nissan’s Invisible-to-Visible (I2V) technology, which combines information from the real and virtual worlds to assist drivers.

By playing a virtual tennis match with Grand Slam champion and Nissan brand ambassador Naomi Osaka in the Pavilion theater, children and adults can learn about I2V and get a feel for how the technology will make driving more convenient, comfortable and exciting when it’s installed in cars in the near future.

In front of the Pavilion, the Mobility Hub offers a variety of services, including EV car-sharing and rental bicycles. Offered by Nissan and the local community, these services aim to provide increased freedom of mobility.

The Nissan Pavilion, located near the company’s global headquarters in Yokohama, will be open to the public from Aug. 1 through Oct. 23. To take a virtual tour, visit https://www.thenissannext.com/en/virtual-tour.html.

To learn more about Nissan’s zero-emission cars and technologies, go here.

 

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