Volvo is getting ready to reveal its new flagship electric SUV, the EX90, on November 9 and although we are a month away from its debut, Volvo has started sharing little tidbits of info.
On the safety front, the EX90 will feature lidar tech to enhance the driver-assist features and a occupant sensing system that can detect if a passenger has been left behind in the SUV. Volvo has now announced that the EX90 will have bi-directional charging capabilities, which will let owners power their home or other electronics, like power tools or a laptop. The tech will also let you charge other electric vehicles as well.
“With the Volvo EX90 you can power your life,” says Head of Electrification Ecosystem Olivier Loedel. “You could use its battery in many ways, from topping up your electric bike when you’re out and about, to hooking up an outdoor cooking appliance for your weekend camping trip. It could even power your house during the expensive peak hours of the day.”
Volvo says that bi-directional charging will be available in select markets.
The system can also be used to help you save money as well, since it can power your home during peak hours and then be recharged during cheaper off-peak hours. It’s also be possible to sell back energy during peak usage hours when there’s more demand.
We believe in a future where our customers can support the grid using this technology, enabling a more efficient and sustainable use of electricity in everyday life,” Loedel continued.