Last summer Nissan released there new 100 percent electric running car called the Nissan Leaf, LEAF stands for leading, environmentally friendly, affordable, family car.
More than 22,000 leafs are now being driven worldwide, it seems as though these reliable cars have been a hit from the start! Customers in Ontario and Quebec are now even eligible for a provincial rebate of 8,500 and 8,000 towards the cost of a Nissan leaf!
As if the obvious environmental benefits to driving such a car aren’t enough, the cost of operating an all-electric car is significantly less than a fuel-efficient car. Nissan estimates the cost of running a Leaf is about 80 per cent less than that of a gas-powered, fuel-efficient car!
But technicians in Japan are not stopping there! Nissan is releasing new technology which will allow for Leaf owners not only to draw energy from their owns in order to draw their car, but to use the leaf to power their homes instead!
Nissan has unveiled a system which enables the Leaf’s battery to supply electricity to households using a connector linked to the car’s quick charging port. Meaning in the case of a power out one could run off the power reserved in their car.
The lithium-ion batteries can store up to 24kWh of electricity, sufficient to power an average Japanese household for about two days!
Nissan has created a whole new meaning to “smart cars.”