The 100% electric Nissan LEAF is playing a key role in Latin America’s first bidirectional vehicle charging system, launched in Chile in cooperation between ENEL X and Nissan.

Installed at the Energy Sustainability Agency’s offices in Santiago, the Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) system makes it possible to not only charge electric vehicles; the vehicles can also feed energy from their batteries back into the office’s electrical system, serving as an auxiliary power source when demand is high. In addition to the LEAF, the project also makes use of a 3-kilowatt solar panel.

Implemented under the framework of the Public-Private Agreement to Promote Electromobility, signed last year in Chile, the project marks a milestone in the country’s development of electric mobility.