Toyota vehicletohome technology turns Prius Plugin into an emergency generator

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Toyota vehicle-to-home technology Prius Plug-in into an generator

Toyota will testing its V2H technology later year at approximately 10 of its Toyota smart homes

Electric charging has been a hot topic for but it’s mostly been a discussion: how the EV charges from a home charging system. turns the conversation around, with how the home can draw from the EV. Toyota’s vehicle-to-home charging system offers charging between the Prius and a home power supply.

Obviously, the Prius Plug-in’s lithium-ion battery isn’t to pull a home off the greater grid, but Toyota envisions the system working as an emergency during blackouts. It also the Prius Plug-in drawing during off-peak hours and feeding that stored back to the home during times, helping to lower costs. Toyota says the Prius Plug-in can power an Japanese home for up to four

The V2H system equips the Prius with an AC100 V inverter converts the car battery’s direct into the alternating current in homes. Communication between the the charger and the Home Energy System (HEMS) facilitates flow between the car battery and

The V2H charging tech is part of the City Project, an ongoing project on smart grid supported by Japan’s Ministry of Trade and Industry. Toyota is one of several regions selected to in METI’s Next-Generation Energy and System Demonstration project. A of model homes are serving as the bed for the project. The homes use a combination of appliances, solar panels, power storage, home management and two-way vehicle to stabilize power demands and energy usage.

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The project also aims to energy usage at the community According to Toyota, 40 households are participating.


The Toyota City began in 2010, with completing construction of the homes summer. In one of the next phases of the Toyota will begin the V2H charging system in about 10 of the homes.

Toyota isn’t the automaker working on a system allows for car-to-home energy Nissan has previously floated the and last week announced the to Home system. Like system, the Leaf to Home special charging equipment to the Leaf to send electricity its 24 kWh battery back into the Nissan says that the can power an average Japanese for two days.

It plans to bring the system to showroom this month.

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