Video: Fully Charged Explores How a Nissan LEAF Powers a Home and Makes Hot Tottie
“What would happen if cars are to be utilized as high output generators of great capacity? For example, electricity can be supplied to the home from the Nissan LEAF during power shortages, and it will undoubtedly be a great help in the event of a power shutdown. Additionally, EVs with such abilities may also be effectively utilized as a clean source of power in supporting leisure activities and events at areas where other forms of power may be absent. Its options would literally be boundless.”
One of those options, apparently, is to heat water up for a Hot Tottie with whiskey, LEAF-branded whiskey to be exact.
Recently, Robert Llewellyn of Fully Charged explored the capabilities of Nissan’s LEAF-to-home electricity supply system.
Though LEAF-to-home has tons of practical uses, Llewellyn headed to the Bruichladdich distillery, on the Scottish island of Islay, to see the system in action. In this case, the system was used to make a knock-em out drink with some LEAF special edition organic whiskey.
Heating some whiskey is fine, but on the more practical front, Nissan says this:
“The average electricity use of a general Japanese household per day is approximately 10~12kW. The capacity of the Nissan LEAF’s lithium-ion battery is 24kW, and thus is able to provide two days worth of electricity to a household unit when the battery is fully charged.”
We quite like the usefulness of this EV-to-home idea. How ’bout you?