Electric cars could come to the rescue during power cuts

As Storm Eunice and Storm Franklin sweep across the country, many households will be braced for power cuts.

Electric cars could come to the rescue during power cuts

Ginny Buckley, Founder and CEO of Electrifying.com, advised last week that owners of certain electric vehicles could power their homes with their cars.

EVs like the Kia EV6 and Hyundai IONIQ 5 have ‘vehicle to home’ charging systems that allow users to move energy from the car back into the house, which could be invaluable for those experiencing power outages.

Alternatively, many electric cars also provide ports to charge up mobile devices and so this is something that can be taken advantage of as well during the stormy weather.

Ginny Buckley went on to say: “If you have a power cut today or this weekend, we want drivers to be aware that their electric car could come to the rescue - the clever technology built into certain models could generate enough power to keep the fridge cold, kettle boiled and, in some instances, power an entire home for days.

“With the severe storms in the UK today, Electrifying.com has also busted myths around driving your electric car in water, and has come up with some top tips to stay safe if you can’t avoid taking to the roads.”

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