IMAGINE a world where your fuel is free for life.
Where your car helps power your home. Where your car earns you cash by sending unused energy back to the National Grid.
For less than 12 grand you can buy a Nissan Leaf, juice it up for free and help power the family home[/caption]
That’s not a vision for 2030 and beyond, my friends, it’ll be here in the next six months.
Nissan already sells £3,500 solar units that power your home and your electric Leaf.
But new bi-directional xStorage hubs will also pull stored energy from the car when needed to run your appliances or send power back to the grid.
It gets better.
The beauty of this system is that it will work with any Leaf – including used 24kWh versions costing around £8,000 – and not just the brand-new big battery 62kWh car at £36,000.
Quick maths. That means for less than 12 grand you can buy a car, juice it up for free, help power the family home, make a few quid on the side and be a good citizen by helping to save the planet.
Experts reckon the solar units will pay for themselves in eight to ten years.
It gets better still.
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Nissan chief Gareth Dunsmore, who signed Margot Robbie as the face of its electric tech, said: “As we go from science project to pilot scheme to commercialisation of scale, we will see the price drop to the sort of level where it becomes an accessory, then everyone can take part.
“ A Danish firm has ten of our electric vans on trial, doing 50-60km a day around Copenhagen, and they’re being plugged in overnight and fully charged ready to go the next day.
“They’re generating 35 euros per week per van.”
Imagine a world where you can tell the Big Five to F off.
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