In the United States, everyone will experience at least two hours of a power outage during the year. While this is a considerably low number, a power outage can come in various ways: from standard maintenance to natural emergencies like storms and blizzards. It can be said that electricity is an essential part of our lives. It is the lifeblood for many of the activities that we do daily, and now, even our vehicles.
However, your electric vehicle is essentially a large battery on wheels. Thus, one surprising advantage of your EV battery is that you can have the ability to use it to power your home in case of emergencies. Even though your electric vehicle can be charged using your home’s power. The opposite can be done to power your home by using the energy left from your car’s battery. Or, simply, a generator as a backup power source.
EVs now have battery packs ranging from 40 to 65 kilowatt-hours. That means a fully charged battery from your electric vehicle can power your home for two to three days. Maybe even four days if your battery capacities reach beyond 65 kilowatt-hours.
Even though this is a relatively new concept, with the emergence of EVs worldwide, the ability to power your home can be beneficial for you during a power outage. But it also will become the safety net for you during natural emergencies when you don’t have any access to electricity.
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