August 4, 2011

Power Your Home In Emergencies With A Nissan Leaf Battery

Nissan unveiled a new system on Tuesday that allows its popular electric car to supply electricity to households.

The LEAF's new system was unveiled at "Kan-kan-kyo," which is a house built in front of the Nissan Global Headquarters by Sekisui House Ltd. 

The company said its electric car can be used as an electricity storage device for houses in preparation for power outages. 

Electricity stored in Nissan LEAF's lithium-ion batteries can be supplied to a house by connecting the car to the house's electricity distribution panel using a connector linked to the LEAF's quick charging port.

The connector complies with the CHAdeMO Association's protocol for quick chargers, which is adopted internationally due to its safety, reliability and versatility, according to Nissan.

Nissan said the system cannot supply electricity from the vehicle and charge it at the same time. 

The LEAF has won many awards around the world, including the 2011 European Car of the Year award and 2011 World Car of the Year.

Nissan said it will continue development and study on how it can be fully aligned and connected with current power systems.


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