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The Nissan 'Reborn Light' Makes Use of Leaf EV Batteries

The Nissan 'Reborn Light' street lamp has been unveiled by the car brand in Japan as a new way to keep the batteries from electric vehicles purposeful even after they have been discarded. The lamp works by being integrated with an old battery from the Nissan Leaf EV and providing illumination that isn't tied to an electrical grid that can easily be knocked out in the event of an emergency. This makes the street lamps ideal for rural areas where light is limited or nonexistent to ensure that everyone can have access to exterior illumination and beyond no matter where they are.

The Nissan 'Reborn Light' street lamp is being trialed by the automaker in the town of Namie in Japan that was severely affected by the 2011 Tohoku disaster.