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Nissan Unveils LEAF-To-Home Power Supply System

Nissan Unveils LEAF-To-Home Power Supply System
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As well as charging the vehicle, this system allows the LEAF to supply electricity to a house.

Emma Hutchings
  • 4 august 2011

Nissan has presented a new system that enables electricity to be supplied from the lithium-ion batteries in it’s electric vehicle LEAF to ordinary houses. The power supply system was unveiled at ‘Kan-kan-kyo’, a demonstration house built in front of the Nissan Global Headquarters in Yokohama.

The system, which also charges the Nissan LEAF, can be used as an electricity storage device for houses in case of power cuts or shortages. The lithium-ion batteries can store up to 24kWh of electricity, which is enough to power an average Japanese household for about two days.

Nissan believes that by charging and storing electricity in the LEAF, either with electricity generated at night or through other methods such as solar power, this system will allow households to receive a stable amount of electricity throughout the day. This could be used during periods of high demand to reduce the burden on the current power supply. Nissan is aiming to commercialize this system during the current fiscal year.

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