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Tuesday 14 January 2020

Wallbox’s bidirectional DC home charger turns heads at CES

Bidirectional charging encompasses several applications that can be collectively referred to as V2x (vehicle-to-grid, vehicle-to-home, maybe someday vehicle-to-brain). It’s expected to play an important role in tomorrow’s electrified, connected transportation ecosystem, but to date it exists only in pilots, most of them involving commercial fleets.

So the new Quasar bidirectional EV charger from Barcelona-based Wallbox, which appears to be the first commercial V2x product aimed at the home market, caused quite a buzz at the recent CES trade show.

Wallbox’s Quasar is a DC charger that can send electricity from a vehicle’s battery back to the grid or power a home. It’s compatible with solar and battery storage systems, and comes with an energy management platform that’s controlled by a mobile app (iOS and Android).


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