Upcoming Volvo EX90 to come with bi-directional charging feature

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Bi-directional charging has been one of the key features offered by electric vehicles (EV) nowadays. Models like the Nissan Leaf and the Ford F-150 Lightning are just a few vehicles that sport the two-way charging capability.


  • What hardware will Volvo Cars produce to accompany the EX90’s bi-directional charging feature?

    According to Volvo Cars, it will produce an advanced wallbox and home energy management system that will enable owners to use the EX90’s bi-directional charging feature.
  • How can the Volvo EX90’s bi-directional charging feature help its owners?

    Per Volvo Cars, the EX90’s bi-directional charging feature can be used to power homes and other electronic devices.
  • Adding to the list is the upcoming Volvo EX90. Per the Swedish automotive brand, its forthcoming flagship EV will be the first Volvo car to be hardware-ready for bi-directional charging.

    Initially becoming available in selected markets, bi-directional charging has the potential to help owners make their energy utilization cheaper, more efficient, and more sustainable. Paired with smart-charging capabilities coming to the Volvo Cars smartphone app, the Volvo EX90 will allow owners to charge their cars when demand from the grid and prices are low and save that stored energy to be used later.

    Once available, bi-directional charging in the Volvo EX90 could power homes, as well as other electric devices.

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    “With the Volvo EX90, you can power your life. You could use its battery in many ways, from topping up your electric bike when you’re out and about, to hooking up an outdoor cooking appliance for your weekend camping trip. It could even power your house during the expensive peak hours of the day,” said Volvo Cars Head of Electrification Ecosystem Olivier Loedel.

    Volvo Cars also announced that the Gothenburg-based brand is planning to produce the hardware needed for bi-directional charging. These include an advanced wallbox and home energy management system. Other accessories such as adapter plugs for appliances and cables for charging other cars will also be available.

    “We believe in a future where our customers can support the grid using this technology, enabling a more efficient and sustainable use of electricity in everyday life,” Loedel added.

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