Vehicle-to-grid (V2G) and electric vehicles

The new system is part of comprehensive efforts toward the realisation of a zero-emission society. The system was unveiled at ‘Kan-kan-kyo’, a house built in front of Nissan’s global headquarters in Japan.

With this system, the LEAF can be used as an electricity storage device for houses in preparation for power outages and/or shortages. The electric car’s lithium-ion batteries can store up to 24kWh of electricity, sufficient to power an average household for three days.

Nissan believes this system will allow households to be supplied with a stable amount of electricity throughout the day. It will reduce the burden on the current power supply by charging and storing electricity in the LEAF with electricity generated at night or through sustainable methods such as solar power, and using it during high-demand periods. Nissan hopes to market the system by the end of the financial year.