Turn your electric car into a generator

Recent storms have left  millions of American homes without electricity for days. For electric car owners this lack of electricity was even worse as they lost both home power and their source of transportation. But new technology coming out of Nissan in Japan  is now offering electric car owners two way chargers that can stream the electrical current from the grid to your car, or from your car back into the house.

This two way function turns the car’s battery into a backup generator in case of emergency. According to the developers, this is the first step in developing a smart grid, which can store energy overnight in the car and release it back to the house when demand is high .

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