Image is of 2014 Nissan Leaf.
With an electric vehicle, you typically have to use your house to charge your car, relying on your power plug-in to reload your car’s juice. But have you ever thought about using your electric car to charge your home?
That’s the vision Nissan has for the Leaf EV. By teaming up with energy provider ENEL, Nissan is launching a Vehicle 2 Grid system to turn the Leaf EV into a mobile power supply, as well as a Leaf-to-Home energy station in Japan.
A Nissan Leaf mobile power supply would be able to run a house, office, and entire power grid. Why would this be something that should interest Leaf owners? The idea is that owners could run their electrical utilities off the car’s 30kWh battery during peak hours when electricity is most expensive or limited.
This idea was conceived of by Nissan after Japan began limiting energy utilization following the 2011 tsunami. This would allow Leaf owners to conserve power and use it when they want to.
The price of the special charger device is speculated to be around $900, making it affordable for all Leaf owners. Unfortunately, this technology will take time before it spreads outside of test areas in Japan and Western Europe.
In the heart of the Mississippi Delta, you’ll find our little town of Greenville. This small Southern city has a big history, which has been preserved over the years and can be explored on a sunny Saturday afternoon. If you want to experience the spirit of Greenville, visit these historic locations.
Cotton Row: Back when Mississippi used to be the home of cotton moguls who amassed large fortunes, this was a thriving merchant district. It still reflects the late 19th century architecture.
First National Bank: This Neoclassical building now housing the city’s court was the first federally chartered bank in the county.
Former Levee Board Complex: What was the city’s oldest commercial structure has been renovated into the Greenville Inn & Suites.
Mississippi Levee System: This towering structure runs along the downtown waterfront and revolutionized the area, making the Delta what it is today.
Mount Holly Plantation: Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Shelby Foote used to live in this gorgeous mansion which is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Nelson Street District: For a century, this has been a thriving economic and cultural hub of the community, home to numerous iconic restaurants and stores.
Which of these historic sites in Greenville is your favorite?