Now here’s a novel idea in case there is a blackout in your area – why not hook up your electric vehicle’s battery to your home grid, so that you are able to microwave that TV dinner when everyone else in the neighborhood will just have to settle for eating cold beans right out of a can? I’m guessing such a solution is reserved for far more dire situations, such as when there has been an earthquake and the national grid is knocked out momentarily. This particularly new system was first introduced at ‘Kan-kan-kyo’, a house that was constructed right in front of the Nissan Global Headquarters by Sekisui House Ltd.

The system will see the Nissan LEAF function as an electricity storage device for houses just in case there is a power outage and/or shortage. The lithium-ion batteries of the Nissan LEAF is capable of stashing away up to 24kWh of electricity, which is touted to be enough to power your average Japanese household for around two days. Only Nissan LEAF owners can use this system at the moment, although I am quite sure work is being done to make it compatible with other electric vehicles in the future.

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