Leaf to Home
It may be hidden behind a fuzzy grey triangular panel in the trunk, but the 2016 Toyota Mirai fuel-cell car offers a novel and innovative feature that could let it power your home for a day or two in the event of an emergency. Toyota executives say they haven't decided whether to offer the power-out capability on the 200 Mirais that will be sold in the U.S. next year. DON'T MISS: 2016 Toyota Mirai Priced At $57,500, With $499 Monthly Lease A power-out jack and associated energy station, not currently offered on any passenger cars, would likely offer a unique selling proposition that...
Nissan Leaf-To-Home Electric-Car Power Tests: More Practical For U.S. With Longer-Range Cars?
Nissan will test its Leaf-To-Home station at certain dealers in Japan over the next few months.Stephen Edelstein
Electric-Car Concept From Japan Floats Like A Boat In Emergencies
The Fomm Concept One is an electric car designed to take on a tsunami.Stephen Edelstein
Future Electric Utility Trucks: Lighting Your Home While Crews Restore Power
As weather-related power outages left hundreds of thousands without electricity during the holiday season, attention has once again turned to the role of electric vehicles in providing backup power when the lights go out. While running down your vehicle to keep your house warm could never be...Antony Ingram
Blackout? No Problem For Leaf-Powered Office Building
Japan's geological instability poses a real energy problem for the country--as witnessed during the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and subsequent Fukushima nuclear disaster. Generating power and transmitting it to homes and businesses can be difficult following an earthquake or Tsunami, which is why...Antony Ingram
Nissan Leaf-To-Home Power Station: Will It Make It To U.S.?
Eighteen months after the earthquake and tsunami that devastated parts of Japan, electric cars are viewed there in a whole new light—as portable sources of emergency energy. Now Nissan has taken that usage to a new level, with the Leaf-To-Home energy station that it announced in May and put...John Voelcker