Tesla Model 3 and Model Y would already be compatible with bidirectional charging – Futura

This discovery, which has not yet been officially confirmed, would further strengthen the prospect of Tesla moving towards the supply of energy with a monetization system from which its customers could benefit.

The advent of electric car will have a impact more and more massive on electricity distribution networks. The latter will have to resort to “intelligent” management of vehicle load via a Internet of things which will allow them to spread demand and peak demand peaks. But this influx also represents a tremendous opportunity, through the development of Vehicle to Grid or V2G. This technology, which is based on a bidirectional charger integrated into electric vehicles, allows them to re-inject electricity into the network which they do not use. And it turns out that after expressing reluctance towards this solution, You're here would have finally adopted it in all discretion.

According to site information Electrek, the manufacturer would have integrated a bidirectional charger in the Tesla Model 3 and probably also in his new SUV Model Y. The site is based on the work of Marco Gaxiola, an electrical engineer who was able to reverse engineer the Model 3 charger and discover the presence of this function. He also observed a redundant design, with three replications the bidirectional function on the charger's electronic card. What is more, it is a three-phase system that can work worldwide. A software update would be enough to activate bi-directional charging when the time comes, says the engineer.

A new, more enduring Tesla battery

And that moment may not be far off. You're here does not hide his intention to become a player in theenergy, using its domestic and industrial battery systems. To this end, the manufacturer has developed a software appointed management Autobidder which allows users to control the operation of photovoltaic and battery storage systems in real time and then negotiate the resale of electricity production. Extending the network to Tesla owners equipped with bidirectional charging seems to be the logical continuation of this scenario.

Especially since we know that Tesla has in its boxes a new technology of lithium ion battery poor in cobalt whose duration life would be equivalent to 1.6 million km. What better absorb the constraints imposed by a bidirectional system which further degrades the accumulators. Tesla owners could use V2G individually, for example, to power their homes when they return home, or to charge another vehicle. But they could also monetize this unused energy, by granting You're here and to an electricity company for authorization to dispose of it for a fee. All this is still hypothetical for the moment, but the pieces of the puzzle are starting to fall into place …

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