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The FAQ's and explanations of terms are not exhaustive and will be added to on an ongoing basis.
Which vehicles are already bidirectional today?
The following vehicles are bidirectional via the CHAdeMO connector
– Eclipse Cross
– Leaf, from 2013
The following vehicles are bidirectional via the CCS connector
– Honda E
The technology is a further development of vehicle-to-grid (V2G). Bidirectional e-cars can not only store energy for locomotion, but also release it back into the power grid at a later time. With V2X, electricity can be fed back into the public grid, but also into private grids such as office buildings or private homes. Using the batteries in the e-car as energy storage makes the use of electric cars and renewable energies even more attractive.
Bidirectionally chargeable e-cars can not only take electrical energy from the grid, but also feed it back into the grid as part of an intelligent energy system. Vehicle-to-grid thus enables intelligent sector coupling.
Bidirectionally chargeable e-cars can not only store electrical energy, but also feed it back into the home. Vehicle-to-home thus makes it possible to supply one’s own household with the stored energy from the e-car.
ZEV (Association for Self-Consumption)
Owners of apartment buildings, office properties and commercial buildings can make the self-produced solar power available to their tenants for self-consumption. The sun2wheel solution allows for correct billing in the case of a combination for self-consumption.