19 Oct '12, 8pm

Nissan Leaf-To-Home Power Station: Will It Make It To U.S.?

I don't think this is a good idea for the following reason: 1. Cost. It just cost too much for this inverter, although I assume it will be quieter than conventional portable generator. 2. Battery life cycle. I am NOT sure if anybody would want to risk their battery life for the power outage, especially for Nissan Leaf in hot states where battery life is already an issue. 3. Battery charge state. Maybe Japan might have pre-planned power outage. But in the US, that is rare. Most of the power outage are weather or construction related. In the weather releated outage, it is NOT predicable. So, you are trading off your mobility for home electricity use. You can't assume your car battery is full when you need it.

Full article: http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1079955_nissan-leaf-t...

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