A Canadian man gets 44 hours of light in his home thanks to his electric car.
For some of you, the term V2G may not mean much. It stands for Vehicle To Grid and is a feature or function that some electric vehicles already have and in our view is really useful.
The V2G functionality allows the stored battery energy to be used not only for the use of the electric car, but for other purposes such as charging another electric car or using that energy to power a home.
But the best way to understand the potential of the V2G function is to explain it through a real-life case that has taken place in Canada.
A Ford F-150 Lightning owner used the power from his battery to power his home for several hours after a power outage.
But this is not new, and a few months ago we also told you about a similar case with the same protagonist, the Ford F-150 Lightning, the pickup supplied energy to a clinic to perform an operation.
The owner of the Ford F-150 Lightning had power for 44 hours and still had more than 60% of charge left in the battery.
This is a real case and a Ford F-150 Lightning owner from southern Ontario was able to keep all the appliances and power on in his home for almost two days after a power outage from the main power line due to a severe winter storm.
Reddit user RapsFanLJ posted a photo showing his Ford F-150 Lightning pickup plugged into the home and saying “This baby saved us”.
Since it was unknown exactly how long they would be without power, the homeowner plugged in the appliances and lights needed for a normal day, such as the fridge, freezers, washing machine, Wi-Fi, TV and lights in the house, using various extension cords.
The blackout finally lasted 44 hours, that is, almost 2 full days without electricity, during which the owner of this Ford F-150 Lightning was able to spend a normal day despite the fact that the rest of the neighbours had no electricity.
But perhaps most surprising of all, the F-150 Lightning’s battery charge level after 44 hours of use was still at 65%, which means that the owner could still have had light for several more days. Isn’t this surprising and useful?
Well, all this is possible thanks to V2G technology, a technology that more and more electric cars already incorporate and which we are sure will be used intensively for different purposes in the future.
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