05 Dec '11, 5am

Nissan will power off-grid homes “from next year”: Nissan says the average daily energy consumption in a Japanes...

Nissan will power off-grid homes “from next year”: Nissan says the average daily energy consumption in a Japanes...

You can even use your cellphone while filling up Nissan’s electric car, The Leaf is being repositioned as a mobile charger for off-grid homes in Japan. Even grid-tied homes will be able to reduce their energy dependence via Nissan’s new Home Charging Unit will go on sale in Japan by mid-2012 the company forecast today at a car show in Tokyo. There is a fair amount of greenwash in Nissan’s claim, but it is significant nevertheless because it is offering a way to import energy in your car, rather than have a standalone energy supply to each house with the additional infrastructure that requires. If anyone has driven in a Leaf please post your experiences in a comment. Nissan says the average daily energy consumption in a Japanese home is around 10-12kw, so the Leaf’s 24kwh battery would offer up to two days of energy storage. Its “smart home” will also contain solar panels a...

Full article: http://www.off-grid.net/2011/12/04/nissan-will-power-off-...

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