The latest EV capability — vehicle to load
- Apr 26, 2021 7:47 pm GMT
The idea of using electric vehicle batteries to provide power to the home in which they’re being charged or to the grid at large isn’t new, but Hyundai is taking it one step further.
The Korean automaker’s upcoming Ioniq 5 crossover will allow homeowners to power almost anything that can be plugged into a wall socket, according to an article by Rob Stumpf for Popular Science.
The Ioniq 5 will feature two outlets that support what Hyundai calls vehicle-to-load, or V2L, functionality. One is inside the car in case you really want to microwave some popcorn while driving and the other is at the charging port and can be used while camping or in case of a blackout. Hyundai says the Ioniq 5’s battery can power a mid-sized air conditioner and 55-inch television for up to 24 hours.
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