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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 »

Ford announces pricing for its bidirectional home charger

Ford has launched its new Ford Charge Station Pro, a bidirectional home charging station designed to work with the upcoming F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck. Ford designed the system in collaboration with Siemens. The system enables an F-150 Lightning to be used for backup power and other V2G applications. (It isn’t clear whether it would… Read more »

Siemens collaborates with Ford on custom bidirectional charger for F-150 Lightning electric pickup

Siemens eMobility is working with Ford to develop a custom charger for the upcoming F-150 Lightning. The Ford Charge Station Pro is a UL-certified, “bidirectional-ready” Level 2 charging station that features peak power of 19.2 kW. The Ford Charge Station Pro is required to enable Ford Intelligent Backup Power, a system that allows the F-150… Read more »

Emporia Energy and BREK Electronics to develop bidirectional EV charger

Energy management specialist Emporia Energy has partnered with BREK Electronics to develop a bidirectional EV charger that can transfer power from a vehicle to a building and/or the grid. The new product is scheduled to go on sale in North America in 2023 at a price under $1,500. BREK, which specializes in silicon carbide-based power… Read more »