As more and more of our daily life comes to rely upon the constant availability of electricity, it's important for companies to keep inventing ways to make the transfer of power more and more efficient. Thankfully, Toyota is doing just that.
For starters, there's no better example of smart power usage than the hybrid system found in the Toyota Prius family. Of course, most every enthusiast in the San Rafael area knows that. What you might not know, is that the automaker has developed a remarkable system that allows precisely those gas-electric autos to serve as back-ups for your house's energy supply.
Called "V2H," the latest Toyota technology marvel enables electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid vehicles to store and convert power through their batteries. This power can then be used by homes during peak hours of operation as well as in the case of an emergency when all electricity within the home is shut off.
Pretty incredible, don't you think? We at Toyota Marin sure do. At this point in time, Toyota hasn't revealed an exact date for when its V2H systems will be available. For now, the automaker's main focus rests with testing. In fact, company officials say that several Toyota Prius Plug-In autos will begin to test the technology starting at the end of 2012.
For more exciting Toyota news as soon as it's released, be sure to check in with our Toyota Marin blog. Also, don't hesitate to stop by 445 Francisco Blvd East San Rafael, CA 94901 at any point in time to speak with our team members about the comprehensive selection of new Toyota vehicles currently on our lot.