Polestar develops bi-directional charging technology

The technology will be available for next generation cars


An editor at eMobilCar

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Polestar is planning a series of new electric vehicles, and the Polestar 6 Roadster was recently announced as series production. In addition to modern high-performance drive technology and avant-garde design language, the Volvo sister brand is also promoting advanced charging and storage solutions.

The battery we have will be an important part of the energy solution of the future because you need it as a buffer

Polestar has announced that "Vehicle-to-Load" (V2L) technology will be available for its vehicles. Ingenlath said this is planned for the next generation of vehicles.

If EV owners charge at home and have a solar system there, they can store the electricity generated on particularly sunny days for later or feed it into the grid. Traction batteries can also store regularly purchased electricity and, if necessary, return it to the grid. Energy companies and more car manufacturers want to encourage this in the future. With Polestar's bi-directional charging capability, its customers can also feed power into the grid, for example to stabilize it during peak demand. Ingenlath sees a particular benefit in sharing electricity within the community.

Polestar is developing a new 800-volt electrical architecture battery pack with Volvo and Lotus, according to a report last year. The design is also said to provide simplified compatibility with 400-volt fast charging technology. The new system is designed to support bi-directional charging capability and V2X ("Vehicle-to-everything") technology with up to 20kW of charging power.

Polestar currently offers the outgoing Polestar 1 hybrid coupe, the Polestar 2 all-electric midsize sedan. All future models will be all-electric: Polestar 3 sport utility vehicle and Polestar 4 midsize SUV coupe will follow Polestar 5 sport sedan before Polestar 6 roadster.

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