Video: Nissan Canada and PowerStream Demonstrate Nissan "LEAF to Home" Charging System
- Nissan/PowerStream's V2H technology connects local utility companies,
homes and cars in two-way communication to promote sustainable living -
MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 1, 2012 /CNW/ - Today, Nissan and its strategic
partner, PowerStream, made history when they showcased an interactive
exhibit demonstrating the integration of electric cars like the Nissan
LEAF into the home with the latest Smart Grid technologies. The
display, which marks the first real-life demonstration of V2H
technology in Canada, took place at Georgian College in Barrie. "V2H"
stands for the "Vehicle to Home" system, which enables energy that is
stored in an electric vehicle's batteries to be used in residential
With a 24kW lithium-ion battery, the Nissan LEAF is able to provide the
typical Canadian household with enough electricity for a full day, when
the battery is fully charged. The "LEAF to Home" electricity supply
system, which achieves high capacity and reliability only possible with
a vehicle battery, is swiftly gathering attention as a new form of
infrastructure, and as a contributing factor to energy saving and
alternate energy use. For example, cutting off one's own household from
the power system network when demands are highest would be a
significant contribution towards the stable supply of power.
"As a global leader in the development and sale of electric vehicles, we
know it is crucial to partner with companies like PowerStream to expand
the use of this technology and to open doors to more consumers," said
Allen Childs, President of Nissan Canada. "The public debut of V2H in
Canada today will drive new advancements and collaboration in the auto
industry of tomorrow. V2H will foster literal connections, such as
those between vehicles, infrastructure, the Internet, and the nation's
electrical grid, and the connections and relationships between
engineers who are developing the next generation vehicle technology."
The Nissan/PowerStream V2H display demonstrates some of the most
far-reaching technical capabilities yet of the future Smart Grid and
The EV communicating directly with the utility or with the home energy
manager to help manage electricity consumption;
The EV acting as a back-up power source in the event of a power outage;
Time-of-Use demand response scenarios where devices in the home like the
refrigerator, washer/dryer and EV charger react to changes in the
prices of electricity based upon the time of day.
Today's announcement comes 10 months after PowerStream, the second
largest municipally-owned electricity distribution company in Ontario,
became the first organization in Canada to take delivery of the
fully-electric Nissan LEAF.
"The collaboration between Nissan and PowerStream illustrates the
dramatic changes underway in technology, and how two industry leaders
can collaborate to benefit consumers," said Frank Scarpitti,
PowerStream Board Chair and Town of Markham Mayor. "The
PowerStream/Nissan display proves how smart connections between the
grid, the home and the car can help us improve the way energy is
managed, consumed - and conserved."
About the Nissan LEAF
One of the industry's most-discussed vehicles for good reason, Nissan
LEAF™ is the world's first mass-marketed all-electric car made for the
real-world driving needs of consumers and was recently named the 2011
World Car of the Year.
Nissan LEAF is a medium-size hatchback with ample cargo space and
seating for five adults comfortably. With a range of 160 kilometres
(EPA LA4 cycle) on one full charge, Nissan LEAF provides 90% of
Canadians with the range needed for daily commutes. With a 240 volt
home charging dock full charge is achieved in seven hours, and with a
Level 3 Quick Charger, 80% charge can be achieved in just 26 minutes.
Powered by a lithium-ion battery, Nissan LEAF generates 107 horsepower,
207 lb-ft of torque providing a highly responsive, fun-to-drive
experience. Because there's no traditional engine, Nissan LEAF is
ultra-quiet and for safety reasons a sound had to be added so
pedestrians could hear the car coming. In April, Nissan LEAF was
awarded a "Top Safety Pick" rating from the Insurance Institute for
The instrument panel provides the driver with regular updates on range
and driving efficiency, and using a telematics system called CARWINGS,
the driver can communicate with the car via a smart phone with the
ability to turn on the air conditioning or heat remotely, and manage
and monitor charging.
About Nissan Canada Inc.
Nissan Canada Inc. (NCI) is the Canadian sales, marketing and
distribution subsidiary of Nissan Motor Limited and Nissan North
America, Inc. With offices in Vancouver (BC), Mississauga (ON), and
Kirkland (QC), NCI directly employs 250 full-time staff. There are 175
independent Nissan dealerships and 29 Infiniti retailers across Canada.
A pioneer in zero emission mobility, Nissan made history with the
introduction of the Nissan LEAF, the first affordable, mass-market,
pure-electric vehicle and winner of numerous international accolades
including the prestigious 2011 European Car of the Year and World Car
of the Year awards.
More information about Nissan in Canada and the complete line of Nissan
and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.nissan.ca and www.infiniti.ca.
PowerStream is the second largest municipally-owned electricity
distribution company in Ontario, providing service to more than 340,000
customers residing or owning a business in communities located
immediately north of Toronto and in Central Ontario. The communities
served include Alliston, Aurora, Barrie, Beeton, Bradford West
Gwillimbury, Markham, Penetanguishene, Richmond Hill, Thornton,
Tottenham and Vaughan. PowerStream is an incorporated entity, jointly
owned by the City of Barrie, the City of Vaughan and the Town of
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second-largest automotive company, is
headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan
Alliance. Operating with more than 248,000 employees globally, Nissan
provided customers with more than 4.1 million vehicles in 2010,
generating revenue of 8.77 trillion yen ($102.37 billion U.S.). With a
strong commitment to developing exciting and innovative products for
all, Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of 64 models under the
Nissan and Infiniti brands. A pioneer in zero-emission mobility, Nissan
made history with the introduction of the Nissan LEAF, the first
affordable, mass-market, pure-electric vehicle and winner of numerous
international accolades, including the prestigious 2011 European Car of
the Year award and 2011 World Car of the Year.
For more information on our products, services and commitment to
Sustainable Mobility, visit our website at http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/.
Video with caption: "Video: Nissan Canada and PowerStream Demonstrate Nissan "LEAF to Home" Charging System". Video available at: http://stream1.newswire.ca/cgi-bin/playback.cgi?file=20120601_C5144_VIDEO_EN_14525.mp4&posterurl=http://photos.newswire.ca/images/20120601_C5144_PHOTO_EN_14525.jpg&clientName=Nissan%20Canada%20Inc%2E&caption=Video%3A%20Nissan%20Canada%20and%20PowerStream%20Demonstrate%20Nissan%20%22LEAF%20to%20Home%22%20Charging%20System&title=NISSAN%20CANADA%20INC%2E%20%2D%20Nissan%20Canada%20and%20PowerStream%20Demonstrate%20Nissan%20%26quot%3BLEAF%20to%20Home%26quot%3B%20charging%20system%20for%20first%20time%20in%20Canada&headline=Nissan%20Canada%20and%20PowerStream%20Demonstrate%20Nissan%20%26quot%3BLEAF%20to%20Home%26quot%3B%20charging%20system%20for%20first%20time%20in%20Canada
Image with caption: "Allen Childs, President of Nissan Canada Inc. (right), along with Brian Bentz, President and CEO of PowerStream (left) and PowerStream Board Chair and Town of Markham Mayor, Frank Scarpitti (middle), plug in the all-electric Nissan LEAF to demonstrate the integration of electric cars into the home with the latest Smart Grid technologies. (CNW Group/Nissan Canada Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120601_C5144_PHOTO_EN_14520.jpg
Image with caption: "Nissan Canada and PowerStream demonstrate the Nissan "LEAF to Home" charging system for first time in Canada at the Georgian College Auto Show in Barrie. (CNW Group/Nissan Canada Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120601_C5144_PHOTO_EN_14521.jpg
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