Signing the MOU with Khon Kaen University and Mitsubishi Company (Thailand) Limited

BANGKOK, THAILAND (30 May 2023) - Nissan Thailand recently signed a memorandum of understanding with Khon Kaen University (KKU) and Mitsubishi Company (Thailand) Limited to promote the benefits of EV beyond mobility. Nissan provides the Nissan LEAF for its bi-directional charging capability to conduct the research and study under “The EV’s V2H charging prototype toward Net Zero Carbon Project”. This marks the first and biggest V2H study project with a university in Thailand.

The ceremony took place at Khon Kaen University in Khon Kaen and was presided over by Suthep Anecdote, Deputy Governor of Khon Kaen Province and Theerasak Teekayuphan, Khon Kaen Mayor.  


From Left to right: Associate Professor Dr. Ratchaphon Santivarakorn Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Dr. Twarath Sutabutr, Council Member of Khon Kaen University, Theerasak Teekayuphan Khon Kaen Mayor, Prof. Denpong Soodphakadee Ph.D. Vice President for Digital Khon Kaen University, Suthep Maneechote, Vice Governor of Khon Kaen province,
Hiroyasu Sato, President of Mitsubishi Company (Thailand) Limited and Isao Sekiguchi, President of Nissan Motor Thailand and Nissan ASEAN

The partnership with KKU and Mitsubishi Company (Thailand) Limited is part of Nissan's Blue Switch initiative aimed at creating a more sustainable Thai society by exploring the potential of EVs beyond mobility. Leveraging the unique bi-directional charging capability of the Nissan LEAF can help address social issues such as carbon reduction, energy management, ecotourism, and disaster relief.

Nissan LEAF can act as a portable power station with a battery that has a capacity of up to 40 kWh, providing enough electricity to power to home (V2H). During the power outage, it can last up to 2-3 days amount electricity for Thai family electricity (as per consumption around 13.3 kWh of general households per day in Thailand). 

“The MOU with Khon Kaen University and Mitsubishi Company (Thailand) is part of our continuous effort to create partnerships with Thai governments, institutions, and other enterprises using our EV to enrich people’s lives. This collaboration is a great effort at how we can work together to achieve a common goal: a more sustainable future. Khon Khaen city is aiming to become a smart city in the future, we are glad to be part of this project and provide our EV, the Nissan LEAF, as well as our EV technical expertise to support the study and Khon Kaen city.” said Isao Sekiguchi, President of Nissan Motor Thailand and Nissan ASEAN.


From left to right: Masao Tsutsumi, Vice President of Marketing, Sales, Aftersales and Dealer Network Development, Nissan Thailand, Isao Sekiguchi, President of Nissan Motor Thailand and Nissan ASEAN, Associate Professor Dr. Ratchaphon Santivarakorn Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Hiroyasu Sato, President of Mitsubishi Company (Thailand) Limited

While Thailand is accelerating plans to become carbon neutral by 2050 and achieve net-zero emissions by 2065. Nissan Motor also has set the goal to achieve carbon neutrality across the company’s operations and the life cycle of its products by 2050.

During the event, Nissan R&D specialists also demonstrated energy conversion between electric vehicles and electric systems with a bidirectional charging technology as well as to share the technical expertise to support the implementation as well as knowledge sharing with students, personnel and professors.


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