Honda unveiled its new Wireless Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G), a bi-directional energy management system, at CES 2019. Developed in partnership with WiTricity, the system creates a two-way energy flow between the grid and vehicles parked over WiTricity’s Drive 11 wireless charging pad, which can be used to power car batteries or help meet the grid’s energy demands during peak usage periods.
WiTricity’s Drive 11 “park-and-charge” system is capable of charging vehicles at 3.6, 7.7 or 11 kW. Available in low-, mid-, and high-ground-clearance versions, the system is designed to accommodate passenger vehicles, SUVs and light trucks.
Honda says its [hypothetical] EV owners would be able to participate in the V2G program and receive compensation from utility operators. The company hopes to collaborate with energy companies to utilize the system.
“Honda is seeking new partners who want to join us in the development and user testing of our technology concepts, and CES provides a vast B2B marketplace to explore collaboration opportunities,” said Honda Innovations CEO Nick Sugimoto.