Mitsubishi Motors to use electric vehicles for Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G)

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. plans to use its i-MiEV electric cars with lithium ion batteries as an emergency power supply to maintain the core functions of the firm’s headquarters office during natural disasters or sudden blackouts, starting in July.

According to the firm, it plans to use 15 i-MiEV electric vehicles to secure enough power to keep the headquarters office in Minato Ward, Tokyo, functioning for up to three days.

Mitsubishi Motors will be the first car company in Japan to utilize electric vehicles as an emergency power source for a head office.

For the emergency supply, the firm will improve its "MiEV power BOX" power-supply device, which has been on sale since April.