- It’s the first demonstration of Nissan’s Energy Share vehicle-to-infrastructure bidirectional charging
- Visitors with an electric vehicle can pay for parking by helping charge the building
The new Nissan Pavilion in Yokohama, Japan features the first-ever “pay with electricity” parking system. In a demonstration of the company’s Energy Share program, visitors can use their electric vehicle’s energy to pay for parking.
The goal of the Energy Share system is to use electric vehicles to partially power homes, buildings, batteries or grids. Nissan says its LEAF electric vehicle can potential store more than 10 gigawatt-hours of energy.
This type of bidirectional charging could enable EVs to pay parking around cities with electricity. On the other hand, electric vehicles must have CHAdeMO fast-charging to be able to share their energy.
The Nissan Pavilion opened last week to the public and will welcome visitors until October. It houses a variety of Nissan tech exhibits including ProPilot Assist and Formula E simulations. The Pavilion covers 32,800 square feet and is powered by solar panels and hydroelectric energy. Nissan LEAF batteries powered by solar energy are used to provide electricity to the building.