Toyota Mirai Can Serve As Emergency Power Supply Using CHAdeMO
As we already know, the Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell car will come on the market (at least in Japan) with an optional power take off (PTO) device that enables it to serve as a mobile generator in case of emergency.
The PTO will be connected to the CHAdeMO inlet in the trunk and will turn the DC current to alternating current, edible by other appliances.
Nichicon Corporation, with its 6 kW EVPower Station – used by Nissan and Mitsubishi – will work with Mirai too as an emergency power supply to power building equipment and home electronics.
Toyota is making Toyota Home Co. responsible for introduction of the product:
“To ensure EVPS functionality and quality, Toyota Home Co., Ltd. (HQ: Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture; President: Tadashi Yamashina) will handle EVPS sales, installation and after-sales support to customers with “MIRAI” vehicles.”
In the case of Mirai, the CHAdeMO inlet can’t be used for charging the battery pack.