Technology company Wallbox has announced it is working with Kia America to offer bidirectional charging to Kia EV9 customers.
The two firms plan to offer Wallbox’s second generation DC bidirectional charger, Quasar 2 to EV9 customers in the H1 2024.
It is anticipated that Quasar 2 will be the first EV charger to allow bidirectional charging with the Kia EV9.
Enric Asunción, CEO and co-founder of Wallbox said: “Bidirectional charging can offer long term benefits to users, grid operators, utilities and will accelerate the transition to renewable energy sources.”
The Quasar 2 is a 11.5kW bidirectional charger that will allow EV owners to charge and discharge their electric vehicle to power their home, vehicle-to-home or send energy back to the grid, vehicle-to-grid.