Bidirectional charging is now officially available for the Nissan Leaf
Nissan has certified the first bidirectional charging system in the United States for use with its all-electric Leaf car. Fermata Energy’s FE-15 charger, which can power houses using the EV’s battery, charge it, and transfer stored energy back to the grid, is the first of its type to get UL 9741 certification for bidirectional charging systems.
Nissan claimed in 2012 that their perhaps soon-to-be-discontinued EV will someday distribute its stored battery power back to your house or the grid during peak hours or in emergencies. Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G), Vehicle-to-Home (V2H), and Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) are all terms that may be used interchangeably to describe a system that converts EVs to backup power stations.