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Nissan's Re-Leaf is a mobile battery for disasters

The electric vehicle can power an entire home for a week when natural disasters knock out the grid.

When disaster strikes, power is usually the first thing to go.

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Nissan's fix to that critical deficit comes in the form of a prototype of its Leaf EV called the Re-Leaf that acts as a mobile power station for powering lights, medical equipment, and other critical machinery via its onboard lithium-ion battery.