September 29, 2023

The Mazda CX-9 PHEV makes the protection honor roll. Honda, BMW, and Ford get collectively for how EVs may hook up with the grid. And we go hands-on with how the Kia EV9 will assist again up the house and clean the grid. This and extra, right here at Inexperienced Automotive Studies. 

The upcoming Kia EV9 is noteworthy for a lot of causes, and considered one of them is the way in which the EV9 will permit entry to bidirectional charging from the beginning. With the Wallbox Quasar 2, homeowners of the EV9 may have an automaker-approved technique of tapping into the electrical SUV for each house energy backup and easing the load on the grid. We not too long ago noticed firsthand how this works.

BMW, Ford, and Honda have allied for tech enabling EVs to assist the grid. With an organization known as ChargeScape, the automakers hope to navigate all the main points between {hardware} and electrical utilities for “EV-enabled grid providers,” in order that EV homeowners will help assist the grid and be rewarded in doing so. 

And the 2024 Mazda CX-90 plug-in hybrid has been named a High Security Decide+ by the Insurance coverage Institute for Freeway Security (IIHS). It’s one of many few PHEVs to make that checklist, regardless that vital particulars concerning this mannequin, similar to EPA vary and mpg, haven’t but been launched. 


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