Product News December 25, 2014

In 2012, Nichicon Corporation (headquarters: Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto; Chairman & CEO: Ippei Takeda) began selling the EVPower Station (EVPS), the worldís first*1 Vehicle-to-Home (V2H) system capable of using an EV storage battery to provide electric power to the home. In July 2014, Nichicon began selling an EVPS compatible with the MiEV series of EVs produced by Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President & COO: Tetsuro Aikawa). Nichiconís EVPS will now also work with the Outlander plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) from Mitsubishi Motors, providing power when the car engine is not turned on. So as with conventional EVs, this PHEV can be hooked up to the EVPS to provide electricity*2 to the home.

Market Background

In August 2012, Nichicon released three models of the EVPS (the high-performance ZHTP1900R, the standard ZHTP1580R, and the outlet model ZHTP1700R) to market acclaim.
In July 2014, Nichicon expanded the range of EVs compatible with V2H with the release of an EVPS compatible with the MiEV series from Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, responding to customer demand. Nichicon has now released an EVPS that works with the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV the same way it does with conventional EVs, providing electric power to the home when the car engine is not turned on. This means the energy stored inside the carís lithium-ion battery can provide emergency backup power*2 to the home.

  • Model available for subsidies under a project, run by the Next Generation Vehicle Promotion Center, to promote development of charging infrastructure for next-generation vehicles.
  • *1 As of June 2014; according to Nichicon.
  • *2 Power charging and supply not possible when engine is turned on.

Introduction Schedule

Launch date : December 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.

1) : The EVPS can be used with vehicles equipped with a quick-charging function that have undergone an upgrade of vehicle software used with the MiEV power BOX.
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 encourage the spread of environmentally friendly PHEVs and EVs, as well as contribute to society by using electric vehicles to shift the electric power supply peak and to provide a source of emergency electric power.


Location : Karasumadori Oike-agaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan
Representative : Ippei Takeda, Chairman & CEO
Established : August 1, 1950
Capital : 14,286 million yen ( as of March 31, 2014)
Employees : 5,792 (as of March 31, 2014, consolidated)
Line of business : Production and sales of various kinds of capacitors for electronics, electric apparatus, and power utilities, function modules, positive thermistors, switching power supplies, capacitor-applied systems and equipment, etc.
Net sales 104,689 million yen (Fiscal 2013, consolidated)

Product Views

  • High-performance model  Standard model  Outlet model
  • High-performance modelStandard modelOutlet model

Major Specifications of the EV Power Station

  High-Performance model Standard Model Outlet Model
Model number ZHTP1900R ZHTP1580R ZHTP1700R
Charging unit Input voltage Single-phase,
Input current Less than AC30A Less than AC30A Less than AC30A
Output power Less than 6kW Less than 6kW Less than 6kW
Supply unit 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 -
Transponder unit 290(W) × 415(H) × 350(D)mm, approx. 55kg - -
In-cabin 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)
Next-generation automobile charging infrastructure promotion business subsidy ¥370,000 ¥240,000 ¥200,000

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