All Phoenix electric school buses, shuttle buses and trucks, from the first-generation vehicles delivered in 2014 to the company’s current-generation vehicles, can now be equipped with V2G capability, enabling fleets to send excess energy back to the grid via Fermata Energy’s FE-20 bidirectional chargers. This enables DC charging/discharging at the rate of 20 kW over a CHAdeMO connection.
Older-generation vehicles can be enabled with V2G features via a software update. Phoenix will equip its next-generation vehicles with faster 60 kW V2G capability, using the CCS charging protocol.
Phoenix and Fermata have also announced the signing of a commercial partnership agreement to enable the seamless deployment of V2G-capable vehicles, chargers and managed V2G services.
“At Phoenix, our goal is to enable fleets to derive the most benefit from their electrification efforts. The partnership with Fermata Energy brings V2G capabilities to our vehicles and is a critical piece in achieving this goal,” said Denton Peng, CEO of Phoenix.
“With this integration, Fermata Energy’s V2X bidirectional charging software platform unlocks the value of stationary commercial EV batteries, moving beyond consumer vehicle applications and enabling fleet owners and operators to earn revenue while parked, protect battery health and ultimately support energy grid resilience,” said Tony Posawatz, CEO of Fermata Energy.
Source: Fermata Energy