Volvo has unveiled a new preview of its upcoming electric SUV; the EX90, revealing its two-way charging capabilities.
This feature is expected to expand to Volvo's entire electric range, allowing owners to send power to the grid, charge other cars and power different types of electrical devices.
Amid the energy crisis, Volvo is looking at ways to make energy use cheaper, more efficient and sustainable.
The Swedish automaker even plans to produce only electric vehicles by 2030.
In a bid to take advantage of all the excess energy stored in its batteries, Volvo will provide the ability to feed it back into the grid at peak times of demand.
It is worth noting that more and more car manufacturers are offering the bi-directional charging feature.
Volvo EX90 with two-way charging
With the feature, Volvo will be able to power your home, electrical devices while camping, charge another Volvo Electric or your e-bike, or simply send power to the grid to reduce stress during peak hours.
The vehicle will then automatically choose the most suitable times for charging, which is usually at night, when the cost and demand for electricity is lower.
The manufacturer has hinted that the charging process will be automatic and fully managed by Volvo's smartphone app.
The smart charging function algorithm will ensure battery charging and discharging is kept in a limited way, protecting battery health and reducing its degradation.
Hardware for two-way charging includes an advanced wallbox and home power management system, while Volvo will also provide additional adapters and cables.
The Swedish automaker will start offering the charging function in selected markets and will gradually expand its use where needed.
The new Volvo EX90 will be launched on November 9, even though we still don't have much information about its specifications and features, we know that it will be one of the safest models ever released by the manufacturer, thanks to a series of sensors and smart software.