In this paper we introduce a novel approach to exploring the benefits associated with Vehicle-to-Grid technology on an individual household level. We design an artifact that enables the implementation of different management strategies to utilize synergies between residential photovoltaic electricity generation and the energy storage provided by electric vehicles. The main advantage of this approach is that it does not rely on strong assumptions regarding the market penetration or social acceptance of electric vehicles. In a proof-of-concept case study we show that even a very simple management strategy derived from a household utility function provides additional revenues to the household, while simultaneously decreasing (peak) load on the distribution grid.