Toyota launches residential storage battery system based on electrified vehicle battery technology

Provides electricity to homes for both normal and emergency use, promoting a stress-free lifestyle

TOKYO, June 2, 2022 — (JCN Newswire) — Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) has developed batteries based on the concept of “safety, long life, high quality, value for money and high performance” so that customers can use them with peace of mind. This technology using many years of development of electrified vehicles as well as on-board parts and units has been used to create the O-Uchi Kyuden System (1), a home storage battery system. Pre-orders for the system begin today, and sales in Japan will begin in August through homebuilders and general construction companies.

O-Uchi Kyuden System Layout Diagram

The O-Uchi Kyuden system uses electrified vehicle battery technology such as Toyota’s battery control to provide a rated capacity of 8.7 kWh and a rated output of 5.5 kWh. This ensures safety and provides electricity to the whole house not only in normal situations, but even during power outages caused by natural disasters.

In addition, by connecting to a photovoltaic system, it can provide the appropriate amount of electricity according to customer needs throughout the day and night. Toyota believes that the use of this system will encourage the use of solar energy which is a renewable energy.

Unique to Toyota, the system supports powering(2) electrified vehicles (HEV, PHEV, BEV, FCEV) at 100 VAC, and can use the electricity stored in electrified vehicles as a backup power source during power outages, allowing users to live with peace of mind.

In addition, future migrations to IoT using a wireless LAN router connected to a hybrid power conditioner allow real-time viewing and setting of storage capacity, operating mode and other settings from a dedicated app on a smartphone or tablet(3) (currently only available in Japanese).

(1) O-Uchi Kyuden System is a registered trademark of Toyota
(2) The maximum power of the vehicle power adapter is 1.1 kWh
(3) Requires iOS 14.2 or later, Android 7.0 or later

Source: Toyota Motor Corporation

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