Automotive Electronics

Bi-Directional EV Charger Package Comes with Solar Panels and Home Battery

At the Geneva International Motor Show, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation will be giving demonstrations of the Dendo Drive House (DDH) System. DDH is a new energy ecosystem which allows owners of electric vehicles to generate, store and share energy automatically between their car and home.

DDH is a vehicle-to-home based system which will be offered to customers at Mitsubishi dealerships when buying a battery-electric (EV) or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). MMC plans to start offering the service initially in Japan and Europe later this year.

The Dendo Drive House is a packaged system comprised of an EV/PHEV, a bi-directional charger, solar panels, and home battery that is designed for home use. (See image below).

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This is a one-stop-shop service that MMC will make available at MMC dealerships in select markets around the world. The company will bundle the sale, installation, and after-maintenance of the system components. In certain countries and regions, installation and after-maintenance will be handled by outsourced contractors.

The package lets the customer charge their EV/PHEV at home using solar-generated power. It can also supply electricity from their EV/PHEV to the home. In this way, DDH offers customers savings on electricity costs and the provision of an emergency power source.

According to MMC, the DDH enables customers to reduce fuel costs by using solar panels to generate power during the day for charging EV/PHEV and domestic storage batteries. At night, they can also reduce power costs by using a bi-directional charger to supply power from their EV/PHEV to the home.

Also, DDH provides an emergency power source that can supply power from the EV/PHEV or storage battery to run appliances in the home.

Mitsubishi dealerships will offer DDH as an inclusive package, making it easier for the customer to purchase all system components. The company says that DDH is a proposal that brings a new kind of value to the electrification of vehicles.

Mitsubishi Motors Corp.
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