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Newcastle University partners with Nissan for electric vehicle project

Published: Sunday, 29 January 2017   Category: All Graduate Jobs News

Newcastle University has formed a partnership with Nissan to work on plans that will make electric vehicles capable of putting energy back into the National Grid.

The first 10 vehicle-to-grid charging points have been set up at Newcastle University in the hope that they will be able to turn electric vehicles into mobile energy storage systems when testing gets underway.

As well as always ensuring cars are fully charged, Nissan believes that if they can fully integrate the concept it could save £2.4 billion in electricity costs by 2030.

The project will be based in the university’s £2m Smart Grid Laboratory, which was launched in September 2014 and is jointly funded by Siemens Energy Automation Division, who are supporting the development.

Professor Phil Taylor, Siemens professor of energy systems at Newcastle University, said: “Science Central is a unique, full-scale test-bed which allows us to test novel technologies and interventions in the real world.”

A number of partnerships

Newcastle University has established a number of partnerships with well renowned companies recently, including Siemens, who have provided employment and internship opportunities to graduates.

The Japanese carmaker currently employs around 7,000 staff at its Sunderland Plant and is looking to recruit more talent into the company.

A number of graduate placement and full-time roles are available in areas ranging from engineering, to finance and human resources.

Nissan is currently taking on around 15 people a month to work in its factory or within its supply chain, and those who join the company attend a two-week training course to gain a greater insight into the business.

The partnership between Nissan and Newcastle University has also seen aspiring female engineers attend lectures at the university to improve their project management and communication skills.

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