Nissan developing an electric car that powers homes

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Nissan developing an electric car powers homes

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The Nissan Leaf electric car and a home power generator. Tom Raftery/Flickr/CC BY-SA

Nissan is to make its eco-friendly Leaf car an alternate power source for in times of emergency. The Japanese car is developing the technology as it simultaneously to gear back up to full after the country was devastated by natural disasters in March.

A pure electric car

The Leaf on sale last December. It is a electric car that runs on battery power. Most labeled as eco-friendly, like the Volt, are hybrids.

  They use backed up by a gas-powered generator. The uses a high-performance, 24kwh battery and sells for about million yen, or about

A Leaf instead of a generator

president Carlos Ghosn that the car maker is working to its Leaf EVs (Electronic Vehicles) the technology to feed power private homes. The company to have the new cars in showrooms a year.

The recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan has piqued interest in the Nissan s head of zero-emissions Hideaki Watanabe, reported, people are saying that of installing a generator, they just buy a Leaf.” Household batteries with capacity to that of the Leaf currently for about 2 million yen, $25,000 U.S. in Japan.

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The Leaf battery reportedly store 24 kilowatt hours, is sufficient to run the average U.S. for one day. In times of emergency outages for example the car could be to charge the next day s power

Charge units not yet available

Nissan hopes to market the cars without the addition of hardware. One option, according to is to connect the car to the home via Nissan s unit, which restores 80 percent power in 30 minutes. It a normal outlet about 20 to charge the car.

So far, the quick-charge units are available in Japan and run about Watanabe hopes to get that down to about $10,000.


opening pushed back

7,600 Leafs have sold to date, and about of those went to U.S. car The recent disasters in Japan, greatly slowed production and may the plans to open a U.S. plant in Smyrna, Tenn. opening has now been tentatively back to late next “Because of the earthquake, it’s us in a difficult situation, says But we’re not giving up yet,” he

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