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Re: Any consumer implementations of vehicle-to-grid with the Kia Soul EV?

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:58 pm
by EVDee
Wallbox Quasar

If you Google that you will find the product I was talking about in my previous post. As of writing this, there doesn't seem to be any further update or purchase option available. I just remembered that a lot of YouTube channels I watch covered it at the time and I was quite impressed with it. Hopefully it's still moving ahead..

Re: Any consumer implementations of vehicle-to-grid with the Kia Soul EV?

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:12 am
by ZuinigeRijder
EVDee wrote:IIRC - You're limited to around 1kW from the 12v battery. Surge might be a bit higher, but beyond that it's too demanding. A possible good source of information would be from the Prius forums as this is something I've looked at doing myself with my Prius at the time.

Now for the OP question: in North America? Not yet.. I do recall there being a product demonstrated at CES which used the CHAdeMO connector for vehicle to house/grid, but I just can't find it at the moment.
However in Europe there's at least one energy company that includes such device in their service. What's wild is how their grid operates and how during certain periods of time you can actually get paid to take electricity! :o

Only question I have is: will a factory Soul EV do bidirectional, or does that require a special line of software or hardware?


Here is a video of using 1kW from the 12v battery.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADqk4IjzjXs

Re: Any consumer implementations of vehicle-to-grid with the Kia Soul EV?

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:32 am
by JejuSoul
ZuinigeRijder wrote:...Here is a video of using 1kW from the 12v battery...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADqk4IjzjXs
Good find. That's a useful video.
A cheap vehicle-to-home system to provide back-up power against grid blackouts seems quite feasible and cost effective.
It's low power and inefficient, but will work to keep some lights and the fridge on.

Our Soul EVs seem able to provide 1500W output power from the LDC 12V system.
See LDC strategy for charging 12v ACID Auxiliary battery.