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Does anyone know if a Rivian or electric vehicle can be used to power a house or the essentials during a natural disaster or when the power grid goes down? And if so, how far could you drain the battery before you case damage?
 

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This is a question I'd like to know the answer to as well. It does seem more and more electric vehicles are offering vehicle to grid power or the equivalent. To me that makes it more worthwhile to buy an electric vehicle, to have that capability.
 

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I don't believe anyone has released an EV that allows for it to output its power. Hyundai announced this as a way to charge another car but it isn't available yet.
 

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There is also the Wallbox device, expected to retail for about $4000, that can provide bi-directional charging that would allow an electric vehicle to power a house. Not sure if Rivian would need to do something specific to accommodate that or if it would work regardless. Still, it would be nice if the Rivian would ship with that kind of capability, or at least offer a solution less than $4000.
 

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Circling back on this. Does anyone know if Rivian will be compatible with bidirectional chargers? This would definitely be a kill two birds with one stone solution that I would love.
 

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Was just doing some research on Lucid and their vehicle and charger will come with this exact feature. Just figured I would share.
 

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For emergencies like Texas' recent grid failures, these options really begin to matter.

You can use your Rivian like a generator but I'm not sure on the total output it allows. If you have solar panels that don't automatically shut down when the grid goes down, you can of course charge the car that way. At the very least, power a space heater and/or perhaps a small fridge/freezer.
 

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There is also the Wallbox device, expected to retail for about $4000, that can provide bi-directional charging that would allow an electric vehicle to power a house. Not sure if Rivian would need to do something specific to accommodate that or if it would work regardless. Still, it would be nice if the Rivian would ship with that kind of capability, or at least offer a solution less than $4000.
After the whole Texas situation, its definitely a must-have now. Tesla quietly added this function early last year.

For emergencies like Texas' recent grid failures, these options really begin to matter.

You can use your Rivian like a generator but I'm not sure on the total output it allows. If you have solar panels that don't automatically shut down when the grid goes down, you can of course charge the car that way. At the very least, power a space heater and/or perhaps a small fridge/freezer.
It also makes a stronger case for those electric jerry cans that Rivian filed patents for.
 
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