Six electric cars used to power office building in Japan

We all know that people can plug their electric car into a building’s electrical system to juice up the batteries, but what about reversing the flow and using the car’s battery capacity to power the building? That’s what Nissan engineers are testing in Japan with a technology that they call “Vehicle to Building.”

You may have heard of the vehicle-to-grid (V2G) concept in which electric vehicles can supply their battery power to electricity grids during peak hours and other electricity shortages. Nissan recently decided to apply a somewhat similar concept to the Nissan Advanced Technology Center in Atsugi City, Japan. The company calls it “Vehicle-to-Building.” During peak hours, when electricity prices are highest, the vehicles supply their battery power to the building, enabling them to avoid this peak charge.

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