I’m Laura Reynolds with CarPro.com. Nissan is partnering with Fermata Energy a vehicle-to-grid- services provider to offer the first ever bi-directional charger in the U.S. for the Nissan LEAF. Nissan has verified that the Fermata Energy FE-15 charger is compatible with the LEAF and when drivers use the approved charger is will not impact the LEAF’s battery warranty. Bi-directional charging allows the Nissan LEAF to charge while also sending the vehicle’s stored energy backed to the building or grid it’s charging at. This feature allows business owners with electric vehicle fleets to charge their vehicles and lower their energy costs by contributing back to the building’s electricity needs or to the grid itself. The Nissan LEAF is currently the only fully electric passenger vehicle in the US market able to supply energy to the grid, allowing LEAF owners save money with their local electric utility as well as reduce the total cost of ownership of the vehicle. For more information on these and other vehicles, check out CarPro.com. With Today’s Auto News, I’m Laura Reynolds.Photo Credit: Nissan.