Nine things you need to know about bi-directional charging
New bi-directional charging technology enables electric vehicle owners to use their car to power their home. Here's how it works.
Electric vehicles are slowly gaining traction in Australia as buyers weigh up the pros of low running costs and environmental benefits against lingering concerns about pricing, charging infrastructure and driving range. But what if we told you could use an EV to power your house? Or that you could make some money by selling power from your vehicle’s battery back to the grid?
Welcome to the emerging world of bi-directional charging. But what is bi-directional charging and how does it work? Here is RACV motoring expert Tim Nicholson's guide to everything you need to know.
Electric cars with bi-directional charging capability can supply power back to the grid, or power a home, using energy from the EV battery.