The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Uses Vehicle-To-Home Power Technology

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Jan 6, 2015
References: mitsubishi-motors & gizmag
The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is a vehicle that gives owners the ability to plug electric vehicles into their main electrical outlet in order to connect to and power other devices. Japanese owners will even be able to use their vehicles to power their homes in the event of a power outage.

While Mitsubishi has dabbled in vehicle-to-home power technology before, as have competitors like Toyota, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is claimed to be the first plug-in hybrid electric vehicle in the world to offer the required functinoality.

In order to make use of the vehicle-to-home functionality, the vehicle must be outfitted with a quick-charging socket. The vehicle can be used to power a home for a day on a full battery charge.