Toyota has made a big move in the hybrid-electric drive world with its new vehicle to home (V2H) mutual power supply system. The home power system has been developed as an equally beneficial power supply unit for plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles.
The power supply system developed by the company has an AC100 V inverter. This converts power stored in the vehicle’s battery into AC power, which is then used for household power supply.
The charging stand provided along with, regulates the power flow and acts as the nodal communication point between the vehicle and the household.
As per the company’s estimate, if the battery is full charged along with a full tank of gas could power an average Japanese household for four days. That sounds impressive.
Toyota claims that users could recharge the vehicle’s battery at night when electric rates are low and that power could be used in the house during the day when electric rates are more expensive.
The power supply system would be tested using a Prius plug-in hybrid later this year.