UK – Nissan has partnered with energy company OVO to enable electric car owners to sell surplus energy back to the grid. Owners of the brand’s Nissan Leaf model will be able to sign up to the scheme, which involves installing a charger capable of managing battery energy in their car, from 2018.
During off-peak hours, when demand for electricity is low, the charger fills up the car’s battery, enabling owners to sell surplus energy or use it to power a home when demand is high. LS:N Global first reported on this concept in 2016, which highlights how consumers can profit from the growth of the sharing economy. Watch our interview with Gareth Dunsmore, electric vehicle divisional general manager at Nissan Europe, for more.