November 2, 2011
Nissan LEAF’s Tower of Power
A Nissan LEAF lit up the 30-floor Yokohama Marine Tower, part of an eco-celebration Tuesday for the landmark’s 50th anniversary.
A light show powered solely by the EV’s lithium-ion battery was part of the “LEAF to Home” technology.
The LEAF is connected to a Power Control System that channeled electricity from the car’s batteries to the 100-meter tower, which was built to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the opening of Yokohama port.
The “LEAF to Home” technology can store 24 kWh of electricity in the LEAF’s lithium-ion battery, capable of offering power for the average Japanese home and appliances for up to two days if needed.
Along with about 100 spectators, I watched Ken Yokoyama, lead vocalist of the “Crazy Ken Band” and honorary director of the Marine Tower, officially kick off the public lighting ceremony.
The event at Yokohama Marine Tower aimed to raise awareness of “Environment Preservation”, in line with the city’s policies as an “Environmental Model City”.
Nightly charge ups will continue through November 6, so if you happen to be in the home of Nissan’s global headquarters, please enjoy the Tower’s splendid view of the city, harbor and Yokohama Bay Bridge by day or night.
-Location: Yokohama Marine Tower
15, Yamashita-Cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture
-Illumination hours: 18:00 – 22:00, November 1 – 6
Webmaster, Nissan Global Media Center