Two-way charging, also known as V2G, or Vehicle to Grid, is getting closer. Hyundai sees enormous technological potential and is preparing a sizeable V2G trial project in the Netherlands and Germany. In the future, Hyundai will include V2G technology in all their new electric vehicles, allowing the automobile to pass on enough energy to power a house for several hours.
Hyundai is constantly looking for societal solutions to support its Progress for Humanity vision and aim of reaching CO2 neutrality in Europe by 2035. Hyundai is testing two-way charging with a specifically designed IONIQ 5 in partnership with various energy supply and technology partners in the Netherlands and Germany, respectively. Two-way charging must enable the car to function as a central energy source in the home while also allowing for more efficient energy consumption.
The pilot project demonstrates Hyundai's commitment to a better future by allowing future electric car owners with their own charging box to use the car's battery to supply the house for shorter or longer periods while also allowing it to charge when it is windy, preventing energy loss. As a result, the electric car will serve as a mobile energy source.
Utrecht, a Dutch city, wants to become the world's first bi-directional zone. Hyundai is collaborating with We Drive Solar to deploy a fleet of IONIQ 5 electric vehicles for a new mobility service driven by V2G technology in this market.