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Definition: V2H


(Vehicle-to-Home) Sending electricity from an electric vehicle (EV) to the home electric panel. Also called "bi-directional charging," V2H turns the vehicle into a backup generator in case of a power outage in the area.

Ford F-150: One of the First V2H Vehicles
In 2022, Ford's new Lightning EV pickup truck with the optional Onboard Generator is able to run a home's major appliances by plugging in the vehicle's charging cable. In 2022, Nissan, Volvo and General Motors announced V2H capability for upcoming EV models. See V2G, V2X and electric vehicle.