15 Aug '11, 9am

Nissan Leaf Soon Able to Power Homes in Japan

Nissan Leaf Soon Able to Power Homes in Japan

The Leaf’s lithium-ion battery can hold 24 kWh when fully charged, enough to power an average Japanese home for two days. For a typical American home , that would last less than a day. Of course, the consumer needs to be careful not to run the batteries all the way down to make sure that there is enough juice left in the car should it be needed. This system can be used as a money-saving energy storage unit , if the batteries are charged overnight when the cost of power is low, and then used in the house during the day when power costs are higher. This system will be available in Japan in 2012 and in other locations as soon as the design can be localized. The announcement coordinates well with other recent announcements of more forthcoming

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/08/nissan-leaf-able-powe...

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