Who doesn't love hearing about the 'first' of something?
Some of us are old enough to remember the first man on the moon, first person to cross the Antarctic Circle and the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound...
And, while it's not quite in the same league as some of those remarkable achievements, we thought it was pretty cool to hear about the first Nissan LEAF and Myenergi Zappi wall EV charger combination :)
Yep, this lovely deep red LEAF is hooked up to the eco-smart and solar-aware Zappi in sunny New South Wales, happily soaking up rays before heading out on the road and driving on pure sunshine.
(Kind of takes the wind out of recent media commentary around EVs not being 'green' if they're charged up using grid power and all keyboard warriors assuming everyone is using brown coal to power up.)
This particular Zappi is connected to both controlled load and solar feed, so the lucky LEAF driver gets the benefit of 'free' renewable power during the day and cheap off peak power during the evenings. While there's no energy storage on this system yet, it probably won't be long before the after-dark power is supplied via batteries for this, and other similar installs.
If you haven't looked into the Myenergy Zappi yet, this very clever little robot speaks to your solar system and dials the charging rates to your EV up or down, depending on your solar generation at that exact moment. So, if you suddenly put the kettle, hairdryer, washing machine and TV on at the same time, the Zappi will deploy your self-generated power to those before redirecting it back to your EV. Clever, eh?!
If you're the lucky owner of a Nissan LEAF, can also find out more about charging it using our EV Car Guide.
For more info about the Zappi, or any of the awesome EV charging products we stock at EVolution Australia, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or simply pickup the phone and dial 1300 70 11 99.