Product News July 23, 2014

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.

Market Background

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.

  • This model receives a subsidy from the next-generation vehicle charging infrastructure promotion business of the Next Generation Vehicle Promotion Center.
  • *1 Based on a survey by Nichicon conducted in June 2014
  • *2 ENE-FARM is a registered trademark of JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation, Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd., and Osaka Gas Co., Ltd.

Introduction Schedule

  • 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

Compatible Models

  • The following models have charging and power supply compatibility.
Model Name Model Number Compatibility
i-MiEV ZAA-HA3W *1
ZAB-U68V *2
  • *1 Vehicles equipped with a quick-charging function can upgrade their vehicle software used with the MiEV Power Box to enable EVPS use.
  • *2 Can be used by vehicles equipped with a quick-charging function.

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)

Product Views

  • High-performance model	Standard model Outlet model
  • High-performance model     Standard model         Outlet model

High-Performance Model EV Power Station V2H System

  • [Model number: ZHTP1900R]
  • [Model number: ZHTP1900R]

Major Specifications of the EV Power Station

High-performance model Standard model Outlet model
Model number ZHTP1900R ZHTP1580R ZHTP1700R
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)
automobile charging
infrastructure promotion business
¥370,000 ¥240,000 ¥200,000

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