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Volvo EX90 offers two-way charging


Volvo is scheduled to reveal the successor to the XC90 on November 9, but the automaker has already revealed details about the car before that date.

Volvo has confirmed the successor to the XC90 is an electric mid-size SUV, called the EX90. The vehicle will come with electronic driver assistance features raise the lidas well as a resident sensor system can detect if a loved one has been left in the cabin or trunk.

The latest Tidbit is the availability of bidirectional charging, although the system may not be offered at launch and availability will depend on grid coverage in specific markets.

Bidirectional charging, also known as vehicle-to-grid or vehicle-to-load charging, is where vehicles can discharge electricity, back into the grid, or to power homes or power devices. electrical equipment where there is no electrical outlet, such as at camp or construction site. Volvo’s two-way charging will also be able to charge other electric vehicles, though Volvo only mentioned other electric Volvos.

Acting as a solar panel for your home can save you money, as the car can be charged during off-peak hours when electricity prices are low, or even through solar panels, and then the electricity This can be used during peak hours. Depending on the grid, it is also possible to sell electricity back to the grid during peak hours.

Managing it all will be the smart charging function of the Volvo Cars app. This function has been programmed to ensure that the battery is charged and discharged in a way that helps preserve the battery.

The EX90’s battery is expected to have a capacity of more than 100 kWh.

The EX90 will go on sale in 2023, which means we’ll likely see it arrive as a 2024 model. Production for North America and other markets will be handled at Volvo’s plant near Charleston. , South Carolina. The plant is currently making the S60 sedan for sale worldwide but will also be responsible for the EX90 and a related vehicle from next year. Polestar 3 SUV.

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