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Nissan turns auto/home power-sharing into reality:

Nissan turns auto/home power-sharing into reality:

Nissan turns auto/home power-sharing into reality Junko Yoshida 5/31/2012 6:31 AM EDT TOKYO – Nissan launched here what it calls its “Leaf-to-home” power supply system, designed to turn Nissan’s electric vehicle Leaf into a backup electricity supply for residential homes. The “Leaf-to-home” system, scheduled to go on sale in mid-June at Nissan dealerships in Japan, makes Leaf the first electric vehicle that can be used to curb power drawn from the grid during peak consumption hours in Japan, according to Nissan. The EV Power Supply System developed by Nichicon is a two-way charger capable of both fully charging Nissan’s EV, Leaf, in just four hours (half the time of an ordinary charger) and also supplying a home’s electricity distribution panel from a Leaf’s high-capacity batteries. When fully-charged, the lithium-ion batteries in a Leaf store up to 24kWh of electricity. T...

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