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Is BMW planning on allowing to use the i4 as a home battery when plugged in? Most Asian cars have it and it would be a real plus.
I guess it's not available now but would it be something they can add with a software update? Anyone have some insights?
 

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As far as I know, the EV6 and Ioniq 5 are the first cars to offer V2L and V2V function.
But the point is not to use them as a "home battery". You can just plug another device, or another EV, into the type 2 socket of the car with an adapter.
V2H (Vehicle to Home) is what you are looking for, and I don't think that any compatible car has been released yet in Europe.

Regarding the i4, it's not available and probably will never be (I guess that there are some hardware specifications to meet)
 

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As far as I know, the EV6 and Ioniq 5 are the first cars to offer V2L and V2V function.
But the point is not to use them as a "home battery". You can just plug another device, or another EV, into the type 2 socket of the car with an adapter.
V2H (Vehicle to Home) is what you are looking for, and I don't think that any compatible car has been released yet in Europe.

Regarding the i4, it's not available and probably will never be (I guess that there are some hardware specifications to meet)
Indeed not possible with the i4. On top of that I think you also need another type of wallbox.
So for now the only solution to save your 'solar energy' is installing home batteries --> Hoe groot is mijn thuisbatterij best en hoeveel kost dat? - Energiesparen (only in Dutch sorry)
 

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I’m interested in this! It is my only regret for this car thus far. If there was a way for the i4 to let me power other appliances at 120 or 240 volts, I’d be be in heaven! Has any one found a battery alternative to bidirectional charging? It is literally the only reason I’m considering other cars, including the F150 and Silverado. Maybe a jackery device that I can put in my trunk?
 

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I’m interested in this! It is my only regret for this car thus far. If there was a way for the i4 to let me power other appliances at 120 or 240 volts, I’d be be in heaven! Has any one found a battery alternative to bidirectional charging? It is literally the only reason I’m considering other cars, including the F150 and Silverado. Maybe a jackery device that I can put in my trunk?

The IDbuz is suposed to have it as well.
but i will give it another 3-4 years, afterall there isnt a single wallbox i know of that supports V2G right now...
 
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