Nissan Leaf A paradigm shift brought about by EVs

New Nissan LEAF

Transport, especially in our cities, is not what it used to be.  Last week we heard how Jaguar Land Rover have a broader vision and this week David Brown talks to Nissan about how their electric leaf could change our perspective.

In some European countries Nissan’s electric Leaf can be used as a portable battery source to run your house or perhaps out on the farm.

In Australia this is not yet approved but Nissan are working on it.

Could this lead to a significant refocusing of where the car will fit into our general life style? We asked Stephen Lester the general manager of Nissan Australia

I think without question. And you bring up a really good point in how that paradigm is shifting in terms of the individual’s relationship to power and mobility is as a consequence of that and whether it’s metro or rural. There are a wide variety of applications in which that VTG or vehicle to grid technology can be used and leverage to the benefit of the consumer.

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David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto