Vehicle 2 Home
Vehicle to Home “V2H” is the EV technology that allows your EV to supply electricity to your home. With the help of home solar, it brings you the long-waited benefit of self-sustainable home energy supply, particularly if you want to or have to go “off-grid”.
Many home owners nowadays already have solar generations installed. In Australia, most solar owners can sell their surplus solar generation for good money because AU government policies strongly support renewable energy generation. In New Zealand, this is not the case. We buy electricity at $0.28 per KWH and can only sell $0.08 on average. Now, with a V2H system, you can solar charge your EV in daytime and let the EV supply your house during the night.
Got a holiday bach in rural area and no power grid can easily reach you? Solar is your only good option. Now you have 1 more good reason to install a larger off-grid solar. Let it generate enough energy to take care of your daytime home use, EV transportation fuel and your home battery storage. Fully sustained and transportation fuel all taken care of!
Living in the city, you can still be grid-connected and save huge energy bill. Our V2H products can be programmed to supply your house at peak periods so you avoid buying expensive at peaks. Works great with energy retailers who can offer off-peak rates or floating spot rates (such as Flick and Electric Kiwi). Your smaller roof top solar can trickle charge your EV and No need to sell your surplus solar at $0.08 anymore, you can store it in EV as transportation fuel.
Perhaps it is worth mentioning that your typical EV, Nissan Leaf, has a very large battery capacity. It can supply electricity to an average house-hold for 1 to 2 days! Currently, not many conventional home battery storage can compete this with a Nissan Leaf, not even Tesla Powerwall! EVs are truly great transportation vehicles and also the largest batteries on wheels.
In Japan, V2H products has been made available and widely installed since 2014. They typically use it for rapid charging and power outage reliefs. Their home solar is typically very small because of the small size of their roof area. In New Zealand and Australia, we can have large solar installed on top of roof, shed, car port or even ground mounted solar arrays in our sizeable backyards, no limitation in size if you are off-grid.
With our demo V2H products, we exhibited in 2018 EV World at Auckland ASB Showground for the first time. One EV industry insider responded to us: “your product is the most exciting thing in this year!” It is true because up until now (late 2018), no others in the southern hemisphere have any V2H products. We are the true pioneers in EV technology in Australasia. We will be installing the demo V2H system in a typical Auckland house-hold and showcase this cutting edge EV technology to NZ. Expected “system go live” date will be around April to May 2019.