Nissan LEAF Battery Used to Power Homes

Developed based on the Nissan LEAF to Home power system that supplies power to the home from an electric vehicle, the EV Power Station enables the user to use the large-capacity battery of the LEAF electric vehicle for power.

“There have been typical chargers and quick chargers, but they are limited to only charging. Having both charging and discharging functions, the EV Power Station is also the world’s first device capable of supplying household power. In the summer we look for ways to balance power supply and demand by cutting power consumption at peak times. Power consumption can be eased by having the battery discharge in the early afternoon. At night, this device can charge the vehicle battery.”

“This battery charger with advanced functionality can charge at twice the speed of conventional chargers. With the LEAF, to achieve an 80% charge with typical charging is said to require 8 hours. But with this charger it takes only about 4 hours. In addition, by returning power from the LEAF battery to the household, the power in the LEAF battery is enough to supply approximately two days’ worth of power needs for a typical household.”

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