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One day, your EV might power your home’s A/C

Ford and Resideo are testing an integration that could power your HVAC using a Honeywell Home smart thermostat and a Ford F-150 Lightning EV. | Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge

Smart homes can already help us charge our EVs more efficiently, but using an EV to power our smart homes is still largely sci-fi. However, a new partnership between Ford and Resideo (maker of Honeywell Home smart thermostats) may be a glimpse into that future. Today, the companies announced the EV-Home Power Partnership, a project that’s exploring using Ford’s F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck to power your HVAC via a smart thermostat during peak hours, saving homeowners money while reducing pressure on the grid.

The simulation project will test the concept of vehicle-to-home (V2H) energy management by integrating Ford’s truck with a Resideo smart thermostat, such as the Honeywell Home T9. Using the bidirectional charging…

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