Using an EV car battery to power a home
At the time of writing, February 2018, it has been advertised that the new Nissan Leaf electric car, which is to be available on the Australian market mid year, can be used to feed electricity back into a home battery.
So, can the car serve as a home battery as well as a vehicle?
It seems that you would still need some sort of home battery, but perhaps you could go for the Enphase battery for $2000 instead of the Tesla Powerwall for $8750.
The Tesla Powerwall can store 14kWh, the combination of the Nissan Leaf, with a 24kWh battery, combined with the Enphase batter, 1.2kWh, gives a total energy storage of 25.2kWh.
This can make the economics of buying an electric car look far more attractive.
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