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Nissan is turning its electric Leaf into a backup battery pack.
The automaker has approved a bi-directional charging system for use with the Leaf that will allow it to help power a building's electrical system.
The Fermata Energy Demand Charge Management works with the company's FE-15 charger and is aimed at commercial applications.
The idea is that a parking lot full of Leafs that have been charged from the grid could send electricity back into the system during a power outage or when peak electricity rates kick in.
CALIFORNIA'S ELECTRIC CAR MANDATE COULD SPREAD TO OVER A DOZEN STATES