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How Does Mitsubishi’s Dendo Drive House System Work?

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A closer look at Mitsubishi's latest home charging system for its upcoming EV lineup

A Dendo Drive House diagram
Photo: Mitsubishi Motors

Earlier this year at the Geneva Motor Show, Mitsubishi showcased its Dendo Drive House technology. So, how does the system actually work? The following is a brief breakdown of the Mitsubishi Dendo Drive House System.

At the core of the Dendo Drive House concept is the ability to share power between your home and your electric vehicle. Not only will a house equipped with the system be able to provide electric power to an EV; it can also provide power to the house using the EV.

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The system is comprised of solar panels, a home battery, and a bi-directional charger. Consumers will reportedly need to purchase the home battery and solar panels separately.

The possibilities of charging an EV using a home’s electric system have been thoroughly explored by other systems. On the other hand, the ability to have an EV supply power to a home is a more unorthodox concept.

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This could help out in scenarios such as a power outage. Plus, as long as drivers don’t need to hit the road in their EV that day, they can save a bit on the next electric bill using the vehicle’s available charge.

Attached below is a brief video from Mitsubishi explaining how the system works:

The Dendo Drive House technology will be compatible with the Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer, which was also showcased during the Geneva Motor Show. Mitsubishi has stated that the system is also compatible with its other EVs and PHEV hybrid models.

Installation will need to be conducted by a professional, as self-installation is not possible. The bi-direction charger will reportedly cost up to $11,225, although Mitsubishi is hoping to lower the price before its release.

Interested consumers won’t have to wait long for the Dendo Drive House System. It should be offered to customers by the end of this year.

News Source: The Verge