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Nissan's New Concept Powers Camping Trips With Recycled EV Batteries

Nissan has unveiled a new concept in collaboration with camp trailer manufacturer Opus - a camper powered by the Nissan Energy Roam, a new portable power pack that harnesses Nissan's electric vehicle battery technology, set for release April this year. The new power pack has a storage capacity of 700Wh and a power output of 1kW, made possible by recycled lithium-ion cells recovered from Nissan electric vehicles.

With the concept camper, Nissan says persons can go on camping trips without having to worry about power for up to seven days. When the power pack becomes exhausted, it can be removed from where it's housed within the camper and recharged anywhere via a standard 230v domestic socket, or by plugging it into a solar panel accessory.



The battery pack's storage capacity of 700Wh, although small, is capable of powering electronics like USB sockets, lighting, fridges, portable entertainment systems, microwaves and more. According to Nissan, the battery pack can be recha…

Amazon India is worth what Walmart paid for its Flipkart Stake


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According to a new analysis from the highly recognized financial services firm Citi Research, Amazon's Indian unit has been valued at a huge $16 Billion which comes as the same price Walmart paid for a 77% stake in India's largest e-commerce unit Flipkart at a valuation of over $20 Billion dollars.

This makes Amazon India just $4 Billion shy of Flipkart's huge $20 Billion+ valuation and proves that Amazon is in for huge competition with the company in the Indian e-commerce space which is slated to grow heavily in the upcoming years making a huge win for those who achieve huge market share right now.

Citi’s senior analyst Mark May and Hao Yan stated in the report that Amazon is expected to reach sales of $70 Billion worth of gross merchandise volume and achieve over $10 Billion in revenue in just 9 years time from the country, Amazon is predicted to capture 35% of the e-commerce market in India according to this detailed analysis.

India's e-commerce market is slated to top $200 Billion in just 8 years time with the country currently having 500 million+ internet users, A huge part of the total shop online for different goods and services and with the continuous growth of the Indian Economy, We can expect consumer spending to reach a very high rate in a short period of time with India also slated to be the third largest consumer economy after U.S. and China in due time.



Amazon also has a burgeoning cloud business which will grow heavily in the country as it has in its main base of operations in the United States, with more internet users and more data, internet content
 and huge internet companies springing up in India, Enough space will have to be made for the hosting and storage of all this data which is something Amazon's Web Services is very good at, We should also expect Indian companies and startups getting into this field and growing very heavily, If not bigger than Amazon's in the country with both parties profiting heavily.

Amazon and India itself as a country is slated to heavily grow in the digital economy sector, hugely increasing innovation and benefiting the country heavily making it a major player in the global economy and the technology industry worldwide.

Amazon will also have to compete with other American companies who will also want to grab huge market share in India's e-commerce industry through investments or setting up of subsidiary companies, Other retailers who have experienced Amazon cutting through a huge part of its revenues will also want to make up for it and also go head-to-head with the company by investing in rapidly growing e-commerce industries in other regions with South East Asia being a very notable one.


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