Research Project on Bidirectional Charging

Industry News – Friday, July 24, 2020

Audi AG and Hager Group join forces to research the integration of electric vehicles into the domestic power grid, reducing electricity costs and increasing grid stability at the same time.

The high-voltage battery of electric vehicles can serve as a decentralized storage medium for energy that is not immediately needed, especially power from renewable but varying sources like wind and sun. The research project wants to develop a charging infrastructure that enables the home connection-charging of the EV battery as well as the delivering of energy back into the home power grid, called Vehicle to Home (V2H).

“V2H has major potential for reducing electricity costs of homeowners and increasing both grid stability and supply security in the event of a blackout,” explains e-mobility expert Ulrich Reiner from Hager Group. “Using the battery of thousands of electric vehicles to make a significant contribution to climate protection is a vision that has fascinated us from the very beginning.”

Source & Image: Hager Group |

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