Nissan has authorised the primary bi-directional charger to be used with the Nissan LEAF in the US, working with vehicle-to-grid providers supplier Fermata Power. Bi-directional charging expertise means not solely charging the Nissan LEAF, but additionally sending vitality saved within the automobile battery again to the constructing or the grid.
The Fermata Power FE-15 charger has handed key necessities from Nissan, is verified to be appropriate with the Nissan LEAF and achieved UL 9741 certification for bi-directional charging programs. Utilization of the authorised charger may also not impression the LEAF’s battery guarantee.
The Nissan LEAF is at the moment the one totally electrical passenger automobile within the U.S. market in a position to provide vitality to the grid, permitting LEAF house owners with the Fermata Power FE-15 bi-directional charger to park their automobile, plug it in, and lower your expenses with their native electrical utility in addition to scale back the entire value of possession of the automobile.
Preferrred for corporations with fleet automobiles, the Fermata Power Demand Cost Administration software, together with the FE-15 charger, constantly displays a constructing’s electrical hundreds, and will draw on the Nissan LEAF’s vitality to supply energy to the constructing throughout costlier high-demand intervals.
In states with utility demand response applications, bi-directional-enabled Nissan LEAF automobiles (MY2013 and later) are in a position to safely ship vitality saved within the battery to the grid throughout peak vitality demand instances, similar to in summer time months.
To assist its long-term imaginative and prescient, Ambition 2030, Nissan continues to discover extra alternatives within the Automobile-To-Every thing (V2X) market, together with residential purposes, working with main third-party corporations within the area similar to dcbel.