Technology Highlights – Leaf to Home

We’ve heard of cars being used as generators before, but the Nissan Leaf’s new “Leaf to Home” feature is the first time we’ve actually seen the functionality built into the car itself.    The innovative two-way charging system is meant to power homes during brief power outages – charging the car overnight while rates are cheaper and power is available and then powering the house during the day for up to two days per charge.  The idea for the technology came up following the Fukushima disaster in March and is expected to be rolled out next year starting with Japan.

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