Nissan unveils new power system where electric cars feed energy back into the grid –

Nissan – which is the UK’s biggest car producer, turning out 400,000 vehicles a year from its Sunderland plant – believes that cars will become a part of Britain’s power supply network.

Paul Wilcox, chairman of Nissan Europe, said: “We believe electric vehicles can become mobile power units supplying cities and their homes, schools and hospitals. Some may think this is science fiction but we believe it is science fact. We are going to see more disruption in the industry over the next ten years than over the past decade.”

According to the company, the 18,000 Nissan Leafs currently on the road have a 180 megawatt energy capacity, the equivalent of two power stations. Partners in the project include National Grid, Italian energy company Enel and power management company Eaton. 


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