KYOTO, Japan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In August 2012, Nichicon introduced the world’s first V2H system, the EVPS, which was compatible with the “LEAF,” produced by Nissan Motor Company (Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture; President & CEO: Carlos Ghosn), earning market acclaim. In October 2013, Nichicon added to this a concept model aimed at meeting demand for corporate customers for business continuity plans (BCPs). Furthermore, in January 2014, Nichicon began offering a high-performance model that could be used via indoor remote control and with cogeneration equipment (such as ENE-FARM2).
While rolling out these three models, we encountered many customers who asked about an EVPS compatible with Mitsubishi Motors EVs, and we conducted technology verification in response to these needs. As a result, we made our models compatible with the lithium-ion drive batteries for Mitsubishi Motors’ EV lineup, including the i-MiEV, the MINICAB-MiEV VAN and the MINICAB-MiEV TRUCK, enabling them to supply power to homes. We also enabled double-speed charging, which enables charging from an EVPS at as much as twice the conventional 200V charging rate.