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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Power Your Home With Your EV

EVs are batteries on wheels. There are times when it would be nice to use these batteries for more than just moving the car. Nissan has started a program called EVs for Resilience that would allow for just that.

Nissan LEAF to Home system

Nissan's Vehicle-to-Home (V2H) system would allow you to use a Leaf as a power source during times such as a natural disaster or power outage. They estimate that a fully charged Leaf could power a home for 2 days. In the case of a simple downed power line, it would be possible to drive a short distance, charge up the car and bring back a nearly full charge to continue running your home.

Taking this a step further, at the Geneva Motor Show 2015, Nissan has formalized a partnership with the Spanish energy company Endesa. They will work together on Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G), using an energy management system that will draw energy from Nissan EVs when the grid energy demand peaks.

Below is a video promoting Nissan's EVs for Resilience strategy. 

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