Results for: "V2G"

V2G value propositions: Fermata Energy is focused on building financially viable solutions for vehicle-to-grid

David Slutzky, an accomplished entrepreneur, has an eclectic background. In addition to having founded several successful companies, he’s served as a local elected official as well as a Senior Policy Advisor in the Clinton White House and the EPA. He’s been teaching at the University of Virginia for some time, on the Commerce, Architecture and… Read more »

Honda unveils two-way wireless V2G energy management system

Honda unveiled its new Wireless Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G), a bi-directional energy management system, at CES 2019. Developed in partnership with WiTricity, the system creates a two-way energy flow between the grid and vehicles parked over WiTricity’s Drive 11 wireless charging pad, which can be used to power car batteries or help meet the grid’s energy demands… Read more »

TEPCO Ventures invests $2.5 million in V2G provider Fermata Energy

Fermata Energy, a provider of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology, has secured a $2.5-million strategic investment from TEPCO Ventures, the investment arm of Tokyo Electric Power. Fermata’s bi-directional chargers enable EV batteries to provide energy storage to the power grid, reducing power loads during peak times and consequently reducing electricity costs. Fermata Energy’s proprietary software system is… Read more »

UK government awards 30 million quid for V2G projects

The UK government is awarding almost £30 million ($41.5 million) to 21 vehicle-to-grid R&D projects, which will demonstrate how energy stored in EV batteries could be borrowed by the electricity system during peak hours. Led by EDF Energy, the V2GO program will be a large-scale demonstration of V2G charging in Oxford using 100 electric fleet… Read more »

Cross-brand V2G demonstration conducted in Denmark

Vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology is a necessary puzzle piece in the electric transport system of the future. But how to ensure that a V2G system will work across different EV brands? That’s what the Parker Project in Denmark aims to establish. Parker is testing a wide range of new and existing grid services to examine how… Read more »

Mitsubishi demonstrates new V2G system in Amsterdam

Mitsubishi has implemented a new Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) pilot in Amsterdam, based on its Outlander PHEV. Partners in the project include smart charging specialist NewMotion, Dutch grid operator TenneT, and V2G developer Nuvve. For the demonstration, Mitsubishi will provide services for capacity reserve and balancing services, using NewMotion’s charging infrastructure and an Outlander PHEV linked to… Read more »

New study: V2G may not degrade EV battery life – it might actually extend it

Vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology could turn the challenge of EVs’ power consumption into an opportunity, allowing vehicle batteries to help balance electrical grids and facilitate the use of renewable energy. Alas, a recent study from the University of Hawaii suggested that the additional cycling could harm battery performance. Now a study from the University of Warwick… Read more »

Parked EVs earn $1,530 in V2G pilot

Nissan and Italian utility Enel are carrying out trials of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) systems with some 100 cars across Europe. In Denmark, fleet operators will collect about 1,300 euros ($1,530) a year by feeding power back into the grid using the two-way charge points. As EVs proliferate, grid managers will have to pay attention to when… Read more »

PG&E, BMW release findings from V2G pilot

Pacific Gas & Electric and BMW worked together on a pilot vehicle-to-grid program from July 2015 to December 2016. The iChargeForward program was designed to test the ability of EVs to support the electric grid through smart charging and demand response. The companies have now released the results of the pilot, which they say successfully… Read more »

New study finds V2G discharging harmful to EV batteries

Vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology is seen as a potentially valuable resource for balancing electrical grids and facilitating the use of renewable energy. However, a new study by a team at the University of Hawaii suggests that the additional cycling to discharge vehicle batteries to the grid is detrimental to battery performance. In “Durability and reliability of… Read more »