Engineers find Tesla’s Model 3 is secretly equipped to power homes

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Engineers find Tesla's Model 3 is secretly equipped to power homes

Despite not being that keen on the idea in the past, Tesla seems to have made some of its vehicles capable of bi-directional charging, otherwise known as vehicle-to-grid charging.

During a reverse engineering vehicle tear down, an engineer that works for a Tesla competitor found that their Model 3 came equipped with a charging controller capable of both taking on electricity and dishing it back out, Electrek reports.

[Read: VW wants its EVs to become part of the power grid when charging]

“The design is fully bidirectional. This means power can be converted from AC to DC the same way as the previous example, but also power can flow in reverse direction, coming from the battery and ending up on the AC side. This is known as DC to AC inverter, and when this technology is present in a vehicle, it is known as V2G (Vehicle to Grid),” the engineer told Electrek.

Engineers find Tesla's Model 3 is secretly equipped to power homes