JAPAN | Nissan develops EV-based home power supply system

Posted on August 2, 2011


JAPAN | NHK | 2 August 2011

Nissan Motor has developed a power supply system using electric vehicle batteries for use during blackouts.

The system is able to provide an average household with enough electricity to ride out a blackout for up to 2 days.
It connects batteries with distribution switch boards, to allow households to run air conditioners and other electric appliances in the event of a power outage.

Nissan aims to put the system into practical use by spring next year after completing tests.

The automaker says it was inspired by a stream of inquiries and requests from residents in areas where power shortages occurred due to the March 11th disaster, and stepped up efforts to develop the system.

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