Honda installs new bi-directional charging technology at European R&D center

Honda has invested in advanced bi-directional charging technology at its European R&D site in Offenbach, Germany, which is helping to balance demand and store energy more efficiently across the facility. The new charging system incorporates renewable energy generation, and is a test bed for hardware that will be available to private households in the future. The technology installation in Germany follows the debut of the domestic Honda Power Manager Concept at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show in September. ( Earlier post .) The concept previewed a fully-integrated energy transfer, which takes power from the grid and can return stored energy from electric vehicle (EV) batteries through Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) technology. This latest trial installation at Honda‚Äôs Offenbach site applies the same principles on a […]

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