Nissan unveils new EV ecosystem to offer free power to owners with vehicle-to-grid system | Electrek

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With the launch of the next generation Leaf, Nissan now unveils a new EV ecosystem, including a scheme to offer free power to owners with a V2G system. Since Tesla launched the Powerwall, its home battery pack in 2015, several other automakers have launched similar products leveraging their electric car battery pack development.Mercedes-Benz launched its battery pack earlier this year, just like Renault earlier this summer, but Nissan’s entry in the market is a little different.Nissan’s home battery pack, called xStorage, also serves as an electric car wall connector and it’s bi-directional – meaning that it can take energy from the car’s battery pack and feed it to the unit, power the house, or send it through the electric grid.Here’s what it looks like: Nissan says that the home battery pack, which was developed in partnership with Eaton, has sold “more than 1,000 units across Europe in just three months, with 5,000 units expected to be sold by the end of March 2018. Nissan expects to sell 100,000 home energy units by the end of FY2020 in Europe.”

Source: Nissan unveils new EV ecosystem to offer free power to owners with vehicle-to-grid system | Electrek

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