The Nissan leaf is a little electric car that outsells all the others. Inside the car to keep it moving is a pretty impressive 24 kilowatt/hour battery. Nissan estimates this could keep an average home in Japan powered for two days. So even if you had to drive around a little bit in the wake of a power outage you could keep your home powered quite a bit with a mix of short trips and home powering.
If all of this sounds like future tech, think again. Nissan has already shown the process working and plans to put the two-way charging system up for sale in Japan early next year. They are calling this Leaf to Home and it should start to trickle to other countries throughout 2012.
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