Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV batteries to power a building? It sounds crazy but this is the project Mitsubishi Motors, Hitachi Europe and ENGIE are working on.
This new use of plug-in hybrid technology has been studied and implemented recently in the Netherlands. It thus feeds a project of building development with zero emission. Responsible for 75% of a service company's total CO2 emissions, buildings are targeted by researchers to reduce these emissions and thus the impact on the climate.
The project would connect the building and Outlander PHEV battery through a bidirectional charger.
The building being equipped with solar panel and other technologies of electricity generation, it would be self-dependent as a whole.
But it may produce too much electricity for its operation. Instead of supplying this power to the grid, it would initially recharge the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV's battery. Once the battery is charged, the excess of electricity would then be sent back to the network.
In other cases, the building may need additional electrical assistance to support itself. That's when the two-way charger operates and then the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV battery will come into play to provide that extra electricity.
This project that could be described as crazy is simply the future of the use of a vehicle. The latter enable us to move around thanks to clean and renewable technologies (VE and PHEV), it will soon allow us to watch television or cook by providing the electrical power necessary to do so.
Mitsubishi's involvement in this project proves once again its desire to innovate and propose electrical solutions for the automotive world while having a global and avangardist vision of other possible uses.
You could come to John Scotti Mitsubishi in a few years to enjoy a cup of coffee served with electric energy from the batteries of our PHEV vehicles.
For now, you can always come and discover the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV and try its 100% electric driving mode.