Nichicon Corporation (headquarters: Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto; Chairman & CEO: Ippei Takeda) commenced sales one year ago of the world’s first*1 EV Power Station (“EVPS”), which could use an EV battery to provide electric power to the home, a Vehicle-to-Home (“V2H”) system. Nichicon has now begun selling an EVPS that is compatible with EVs produced by Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President & COO: Tetsuro Aikawa). This development expands the number of EVs that are compatible with the EVPS, allowing many customers who own EVs not only to use the EVPS for charging, but also as a means of conserving energy and for providing emergency power backup for their home.
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-FARM*2).
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.
- Launch Date: July 25, 2014
- Contact Information for EVPS Purchases
Customer Consultation Office, Nichicon Corporation Phone: +81-120-215-023
EV Infrastructure Promotion Office, Tomobishi Corporation Phone: +81-3-5148-8788
- The following models have charging and power supply compatibility.
|Model Name||Model Number||Compatibility|
Contact for vehicle-related inquiries: Mitsubishi Motors Corporation
Through its EVPS sales, Nichicon Corporation aims to contribute to society by encouraging the spread of environmentally friendly electric vehicles, using electric vehicles to shift the electric power supply peak and providing a source of emergency electric power.
Overview of Nichicon Corporation
|Location||:Karasumadori Oike-agaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto|
|Representative||:Ippei Takeda, Chairman & CEO|
|Established||:August 1, 1950|
|Capital||:¥14,286 million (as of March 31, 2014)|
|Employees||:5,792 (as of March 31, 2014, consolidated basis)|
|Businesses||:Manufacture and sale of electronic, electrical and mechanical capacitors, functional modules, positive thermistors, power supplies and applied capacitor equipment|
|Sales||:¥104,689 million (fiscal year ended March 31, 2014, consolidated)|
- High-performance model Standard model Outlet model
High-Performance Model EV Power Station V2H System
- [Model number: ZHTP1900R]
Major Specifications of the EV Power Station
|High-performance model||Standard model||Outlet model|
|Input voltage||Single-phase, two-wire systemAC200V, 50/60Hz||Single-phase, two-wire systemAC200V, 50/60Hz||Single-phase, two-wire systemAC200V, 50/60Hz|
|Input current||Less than AC30A||Less than AC30A||Less than AC30A|
|Output power||Less than 6kW||Less than 6kW||Less than 6kW|
|Output voltage||Single-phase, three-wire system, AC100V × two-phase, 50/60Hz||AC100V, 50/60Hz|
|Output current||Single-side 40A supply (60A total for both)||30A or less × two-phase||Two grounded outlets × 2 phase (each rated 15A)|
|Outside dimensions (body)||650(W) × 780(H) × 350(D)mm (excluding protrusions)|
|Weight (main unit)||Approx. 70kg (excluding cables)||Approx. 68kg (excluding cables)||Approx. 70kg (excluding cables)|
|Relay box||710(W) × 370(H)× 150(D)mm, approx. 10kg||-|
|Transformer unit||290(W) × 415(H)× 350(D)mm, approx. 55kg||-||-|
|Indoor remote control||191(W) × 124(H)× 10(D)mm, approx. 315g||-||-|
|Price||¥780,000 (excluding consumption tax)||¥480,000 (excluding consumption tax)||¥480,000 (excluding consumption tax)|
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