How much will it cost to install bi-directional charging for my electric vehicle
If you wish to install the infrastructure which will allow you to turn your Nissan Leaf into a battery (rather than simply using the normal wallplug to charge it), the cost will be about the same as purchasing a battery outright (approx $10k). Something to take into consideration is that using your car as a battery will reduce its lifespan, i.e. because it will be charging and discharging, like a battery. This will all depend on how regularly/how many kms you drive. Be mindful that currently this technology only works with the Nissan Leaf
What is the federal government's new electric vehicle policy? (Nov 2021)
Here's an extract directly from the government website: "The government will continue co-investing to build Australia’s charging networks, through the expanded $250 million Future Fuels Fund to support co-investment with the private sector and other ...
on-street EV charging
It may be possible to string an outdoor-rated extension lead across a footpath, e.g. with a cable protector to reduce tripping hazards. But this should be an "emergency" option only. The option at the moment is to charge where there are EV stations. ...
How do solar batteries work? (basic)
A solar battery storage will store your excess solar energy generation during the day. Once the sun is not shining and your solar panels are not producing electricity anymore, you will automatically be using the energy you stored in your battery ...
Can I charge my EV directly from my battery?
• All plug-in EVs sold in Australia utilise a lithium-ion battery, usually very similar to the technology found in many solar batteries. However, because plugs and connectors differ between vehicles, types of charge points cannot always be used ...
How many solar panels do you need to charge an EV?
This will depend on the following factors: 1) how much electricity your car will use annually 2) the wattage of the solar panels you are planning to install 3) how well solar panels produce electricity where you live. For the average Australian ...