Drive a Hyundai IONIQ 5? Good news! Hyundai is developing Vehicle to Everything (V2X) technology that will let you use the stored energy in your car battery for anything – including powering your home and supporting the grid.
Hyundai is running two V2X pilot projects in the Netherlands and Germany with fleets of modified IONIQ 5 models equipped with customised V2G-capable software, which enables V2G, V2B, V2H and other energy solutions.
Hyundai is working with Dutch mobility operator We Drive Solar to develop and apply its V2X technology in the Netherlands, and CRADLE Berlin for the project in Germany.
We’ve covered Vehicle to Load (V2L) and Vehicle to Home (V2H) before; both are bi-directional charging features that transfer power from a vehicle’s battery to another device. V2X is another kettle of fish entirely, effectively supporting all forms of bi-directional charging.
Hyundai’s foray into V2X is the first from a mainstream manufacturer and a sign that the energy landscape is changing for good.