The Nissan Leaf Will Power Your House

 - Aug 4, 2011
References: news.consumerreports.org & gizmodo
Drawing attention to the growing importance of electric cars, the Nissan Leaf seems to introduce some mind-boggling innovation at every convention or showing. This week, the car manufacturer announced an upcoming feature, launched in response to March's Fukushima disaster, called 'Leaf to Home.'

With areas throughout the Fukushima prefecture regularly losing power, the Nissan Leaf hopes to relieve some pressure by charging homes. That's right, Leaf to Home is two-way charging system that allows drivers to fuel their car during the low-cost nights and, if the need arrives, power their home for two days using the Leaf's 24 kilowatt battery.

For the time being, Leaf to Home remains a Japanese exclusive, although electric car drivers can expect to see the system installed soon as Nissan continues to expand their project.