Nissan Motor Thailand Co Ltd (NMT) has donated Nissan LEAF to King Mongkut Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL) to support the institute research in batteries and battery management systems for stationary energy storage by reuse or second-life battery.

Masao Tsutsumi, NMT Vice President for Marketing, Sales and Dealer Network Development, handed over the vehicle to Associate Professor Dr Somyot Kaitwanidvilai, Dean, KMITL School of Engineering.

Asst Prof Dr Somyot (left) and Tsutsumi (right)

The initiative aims to create value and conserve resources and electric vehicle technology. In this collaboration, members of the Faculty of Engineering will have the opportunity to study the physical structure of electric vehicles, according to a release from Nissan Thailand. This will guide research and development of various equipment and systems suitable for use in electricity, allowing them to gain in-depth knowledge and hands-on practice.

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Nissan earlier organized the “Train the Trainer project” on electric vehicle technology for the faculty members in January and provided opportunities for students to visit the production line of automobiles and high-voltage batteries for electric vehicles at the Nissan manufacturing plant in Samut Prakan Province. These activities aim to provide experience in electric vehicles and nurture future professional engineers and skilled technicians to contribute to innovation for the Kingdom.