Nissan: electric cars will soon begin to bring money to their ownersMarch 22, 2019
Nissan expects that in the near future, energy companies will pay electric vehicle owners for electricity. Thus, the car-network system can turn an electric car into a source of income for a car owner.
The Japanese company has long been working on systems that allow the car to return surplus energy to the network. Nissan believes that this can reduce the load on the energy system, since cars can share energy with networks. “We can provide services to an apartment building, office, school, or utility provider. In the evening, when the load on the network rises to a peak, because everything includes air conditioners, stoves and light, we can give a small amount of energy stored in the battery and get money for it. ”
This is already capable of a second-generation Nissan Leaf, which uses a bi-directional charger.
In addition to individuals, the company can increase profits. Nissan gives an example: “Imagine that you are a logistics company, and your drivers leave for work at 6 am and finish work at 4 pm. These vans are parked at the depot and just stand until the next morning. The company could use the power of these vans during peak loads, and then fully charge them in two hours, say, at 4 o’clock in the morning. “
In addition, according to the head of Nissan for the development of electric cars Nicholas Thomas, in the future, owners of electric cars, reducing the load on the network during peak loads, may receive a reward for it. By the end of the year, Nissan intends to conduct a pilot experiment in which the Japanese energy company will also participate. “We can play with such things as changing the level of consumption,” notes Thomas, “so, in the middle of the day and in the middle of the night, the load on the network decreases and companies produce a huge excess of energy. If we charge electric cars at this time, we can get very cheap energy. In addition, if you go to an energy company, they can pay you, as a customer, for taking electricity when they need to get rid of it. ”
However, representatives of the energy industry were caught off guard. “It is too early to report any information on this. At the moment, we are still analyzing this data and cannot comment until we get any predictions, ”they note.
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