In this article, I’m going to share some news from Kia and Wallbox about their plan to offer bidirectional charging, but I wanted to take the opportunity to give readers unfamiliar with V2X technology a quick primer on it. If you already know all this, feel free to skip to the end!
We Need BIG Batteries
While EVs are very efficient compared to ICE, they still require a lot of electrical power to move. A typical microwave requires around 1 kilowatt (kW) of electricity while it’s cooking. Cooktops take a bit more. A larger space heater takes around 1.3 kW. An electric clothes dryer takes around 6 kW, and it’s often the highest-consuming appliance in a home.