The upcoming Volvo EX90 electric SUV will be equipped with bidirectional charging capabilities that can send power back to the grid, charge other cars and power a variety of electrical devices. This was revealed by Volvo through a video that was just published on their Youtube account.
It is planned that this feature will also be present throughout the Volvo EV line. The Swedish manufacturer will only produce electric vehicles by 2030.
In the midst of an energy crisis, this feature can take the excess energy stored in the Volvo EX90’s battery and send it back to the grid when demand increases. Two-way charging is being offered by a growing number of automakers.
The vehicle will automatically select the most suitable time for charging, usually at night when electricity costs and demand are lower.
Vehicle owners can set it up via the Volvo Cars smartphone app. In addition there are features to ensure that the charging and discharging of the battery is limited, maintaining battery health and reducing battery degradation.
Hardware for two-way charging includes a state-of-the-art wall box and home energy management system, while additional adapters and cables will also be provided by Volvo.