http://climatecrocks.com/2012/06/20/nissan-will-offer-energy-independence-to-homeowners/The United States (general motors) was the first to come out with an electric production car called the impact or later on the EV1. General Motors had an excited crowd around the EV1 and then proceeded to kill it. Instead now we have the Japanese being the first to come out with an electric car that will power your home in an outage. We are being drug down by our fossil fuel wealth. It's time to kick them in the pants.http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... s9GrRUkKsY
Here’s a little secret that Fox News does not get about renewable energy.
The image climate deniers would like to promote of the typical electric car/solar roof customer is that of the sandal wearing, tofu eating, lefty, socialist, green weenie. In fact, a good part of the early adopters are going to be from precisely the opposite end of the political spectrum. One of the major appeals of distributed generation, and the idea of producing one’s own energy, is the deeply embedded dislike and distrust Americans have for big business, big government, and big energy.
Tell the most hard core, right wing Tea Party member that there’s a way he or she can make their household more energy independent – more able to weather storms, blackouts, brownouts, or even terrorist attacks in a world of asymmetrical warfare, and they want to know more. This demographic is actually larger than the stereotypical green consumer.
I would probably come close to that hard core, right wing type of individual and I wouldn't even consider getting a Nissan Leaf and the load center to power my house from it. Just too darned much money! At $35,000 for a little electric car and another $4 to 5 grand for the load center? I've got a diesel car that gets great mileage and a diesel stand by generator for the house and paid a third of what that would cost me!
I don't think we've explored using turbo charged diesel and gasoline engines enough yet. Europe has something like 40 to 50% of their cars running on diesel. There's a reason for that folks....they're economical.