VW ID Models Transform into Powerhouses: Your Home's New Energy Source for 48 Hours

by AutoExpert   |  7 December, 2023

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Big news for eco-conscious homeowners and tech enthusiasts alike! Volkswagen is revolutionizing the way we think about home energy. Their latest announcement? The company's ID electric models will soon be able to power your entire household for an impressive two days. Yes, you heard that right!

This magic happens through a new feature called "Vehicle to Home," which introduces bidirectional charging to Volkswagen's ID lineup.

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Basically, the energy stored in the car's battery can be used to keep the lights on at home. But here’s the catch - it's only for ID models equipped with the beefy 77 kWh battery pack. So, if you've got the smaller 58 kWh version, you'll have to sit this dance out.

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Volkswagen's making this futuristic feature accessible to both new and existing cars, thanks to the ID. Software 3.5 update. For now, though, you'll need the S10 E Compact DC home power station by HagerEnergy GmbH to get the party started, with more compatible devices expected down the line.

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Here’s the scoop on why this is such a big deal: The average household guzzles about 30 kWh of energy daily. With VW’s EVs, you can potentially cover that for up to two days without breaking a sweat. And don't worry about draining your car battery; it won't go below 20% to ensure you can still hit the road when needed.

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Imagine combining this with a solar panel system. You're basically turning your car into a mobile sun-powered energy bank. Charge it up using solar energy, and then let it power your home, especially on those cloudy days when your solar panels are more 'meh' than 'yay.'

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Volkswagen isn’t just talking the talk; they’re walking the walk with a pilot project in partnership with HagerEnergy GmbH. Residents of the Stenberg housing estate near Hudiksvall, Sweden, will be the first to try out this game-changing technology, complete with the necessary EVs and charging setups.

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So, what does this mean for you and me? It's not just about powering homes; it's a glimpse into a future where our cars play a central role in managing our energy needs sustainably. Stay tuned as Volkswagen drives us into an electrifying future!

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