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Fermata’s newest V2X bidirectional charger, the FE-20

Fermata Energy, a specialist in vehicle-to-everything (V2X) charging systems, has successfully deployed its FE-15 bidirectional charger on multiple commercial projects. Now the company has added a second commercial V2X-capable bidirectional charger to its lineup, the FE-20. The FE-20 is a DC fast charger that can both charge and discharge the battery of a bidirectionally-enabled EV,… Read more »

The upcoming Volvo EX90 will eventually be equipped with bidirectional charging

Bidirectional charging is rapidly becoming an expected feature for new EV models. The latest automaker to join the bi bandwagon is Volvo—the upcoming EX90 will be the automaker’s first model to be “hardware-ready” for bidirectional charging. “You could use [the EX90’s] battery in many ways, from topping up your electric bike when you’re out and… Read more »

Bidirectional Act to promote electric school bus V2G applications introduced in Senate

Bidirectional electric school buses are such a good idea, they almost sound too good to be true. School buses represent a perfect use case for V2G technology, revenue from providing grid services can help defray the costs for school districts, and protecting schoolchildren from diesel fumes is a worthy goal that should be popular on… Read more »

Hillcrest Energy’s new bidirectional onboard EV charger

Hillcrest Energy Technologies has filed a patent application for “a simplified EV charging solution” that offers universal, backward-compatible, bidirectional (V2X) charging capabilities. The company’s goal is to name a launch partner and begin proof-of-concept validation in 2023. Hillcrest says an EV using its solution would no longer require an onboard charger, which would reduce the… Read more »

Emporia’s energy management system prepares for the bidirectional EV charging future

Total control of power usage: from solar to EV and back to the house. Bidirectional charging promises to completely transform the vehicle ownership experience. Once an EV can double as a stationary storage device, it will take its place as part of an energy ecosystem that includes rooftop solar and energy management—and could even become… Read more »

Power Electronics to add Nuvve’s V2G capabilities to its bidirectional chargers

Nuvve Holding (Nasdaq: NVVE) and Power Electronics, a manufacturer of solar inverters for utility-scale photovoltaic plants, have agreed to integrate Nuvve’s GIVe vehicle-to-grid (V2G) platform with Power Electronics’ charging station technology. Nuvve says its cloud-based software will allow Power Electronics to go beyond bidirectional charging by enabling EVs to provide capacity and services that help… Read more »

Wallbox builds EVSE factory in Texas, will produce bidirectional DC charger in 2023

Barcelona-based charging station manufacturer Wallbox has begun construction of a new manufacturing facility in Arlington, Texas. The company will invest some $11 million in the initial construction, and plans to begin production at the site by October of 2022. Wallbox says the facility’s annual production capacity will be over 250,000 units when it opens, and… Read more »

Ford and GM test bidirectional charging with PG&E

Some may toss the term “game-changing” around a little too casually, but bidirectional charging, and the V2X applications it enables, truly have the potential to change the automotive game, by transforming vehicles from wasting assets (aka money pits) into sources of revenue. Both GM and Ford have recently announced collaborations with California utility Pacific Gas… Read more »

Rivian working on 800-volt architecture, bidirectional charging, in-house drive units and battery cells

EV startup Rivian’s Q4 2021 Shareholder Letter is reminiscent of the ones we used to see from a certain other Californian EV startup in its idealistic younger days—full of forward-looking technical innovations. Rivian appears to embracing several current trends on the EV scene—going bidirectional and moving towards 800 volts, LFP cells and more in-house production… Read more »