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    New Nissan LEAF Bi-Directional Charger Will Send Stored Energy Back to the Grid

    Each week, our veteran radio news journalist, Laura Reynolds, brings interviews with top auto industry execs to CarPro. You can hear her latest Auto News shorts right here. In a hurry? Then you'll love these 1-2 minute interview segments.

    Segment Transcript

    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.  

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