jas
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Leaf To Home?

Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:46 pm

Why is there so little information about this. The leaf seems to be the only EV that can officially do this.

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RegGuheert
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Delivery Date: 16 Mar 2012
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Re: Leaf To Home?

Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:17 pm

Probably because the CHAdeMO plug costs so much money that they have not been able to get the price down to a reasonable level to create a decent market for it.

I did push Nissan on this topic when I was on the LEAF Advisory Board and they basically said they do not want to be in that business, but that they would support efforts by third parties to implement such products.

Personally, I've always wanted to have portable unit that would put out a couple of kW. I've often wondered if such a low power level could be handled by a bi-directional version of the on-board charger. Such a thing could be very affordable since all the electronics would already be in the car and all you would need would be a specialized cable. What I don't know is whether any bidirectional specification for the 1772 port has ever been considered.
RegGuheert
2011 Leaf SL Demo vehicle
10K mi. on 041413; 20K mi. (55.7Ah) on 080714; 30K mi. (52.0Ah) on 123015; 40K mi. (49.8Ah) on 020817; 50K mi. (47.2Ah) on 120717; 60K mi. (43.66Ah) on 091918.
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jas
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Re: Leaf To Home?

Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:51 pm

Thanks RegGuheert.

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