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Nissan's old Leaf batteries can power this smart pop-up camper for one week

Kirsten Korosec
Nissan's old Leaf batteries can power this smart pop-up camper for one week

Nissan has turned its old Leaf batteries into an off-grid camping companion. The automaker's Nissan Energy subsidiary worked with off-road camper company Opus to create the ultimate "smart" pop-up camping trailer that integrates cells recovered from its first-generation electric vehicles to provide off-grid power. Add in one to two recharges of the accompanying 400W solar panel accessory and campers can listen to tunes and use their smartphones and other devices, including a microwave, for about 7 days, the companies said.