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Nissan uses bidirectional charging tech to power North American facilities

Bidirectional charging technology (vehicle-to-grid or vehicle-to-building) has the potential to help reduce utility costs by using EV batteries to store energy and release it at times of peak consumption. Now Nissan, in partnership with Fermata Energy, a vehicle-to-grid systems company, has launched a pilot program that uses LEAFs equipped with bidirectional charging capability to partially… Read more »

IoTecha’s EV charging tech enables Hager Energy to power VW’s bidirectional ID. models

IoTecha, provider of a smart charging platform for EVs, and Hager Energy are collaborating on charging products to power Volkswagen EVs. Volkswagen’s recent announcement of bidirectional charging support for its new ID. models (and existing models through an ID. software update) and availability of a vehicle-to-home (V2H) solution with Hager Energy’s DC home power station… Read more »

Volvo invests in bidirectional EV charging startup dcbel

Volvo has invested in bidirectional EV charging startup dcbel. The automaker’s venture capital firm, Volvo Cars Tech Fund, will support dcbel’s R&D and commercialization efforts for its home energy system. dcbel’s r16 Home Energy Station will be a “renewable energy ecosystem” that features bidirectional EV charging capabilities and a smart home energy management system. The… Read more »

Vector’s vSECC controllers support bidirectional power transfer for EV charging

German firm Vector’s vSECC [Supply Equipment Communication Controller] charge control units are versatile controllers for smart charging stations. Available in three different versions, the controllers support up to two charge points using different standards simultaneously. They are suitable for public fast chargers, compact single charge points and wallboxes.  The vSECC controller serves as a communication interface for… Read more »

Will bidirectional EV charging kill generators? Generac downgraded by stock analysts

In the wake of the recent hurricanes in Florida, we saw the usual flood of anti-EV articles claiming that it’s better to have a gas vehicle in a natural disaster. Your favorite correspondent also got an article out of the situation, and concluded that on balance, you’re better off in an EV (although a lifted… 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 »

Nuvve and IoTecha to deploy bidirectional EV charging system for V2G applications

San Diego-based vehicle-to-grid (V2G) pioneer Nuvve and smart charging specialist IoTecha are joining forces to deploy and commercialize a bidirectional EV charging solution that uses the CCS standard and supports the ISO/IEC15118 protocol. The plan is to enable automotive OEMs to enable bidirectional energy flow on their vehicles using IoTecha and Nuvve technology. Future versions… Read more »

XCharge plans EV charging Superhub at Watters Creek Village near Dallas

XCharge is a provider of battery-integrated EV charging solutions (see the feature article in our latest print issue). The company’s latest project to be announced is a state-of-the-art EV charging Superhub at the Watters Creek Village mixed-use development near Dallas. The new charging hub will feature more than 20 stalls with DC fast chargers providing… Read more »

Fermata Energy integrates its V2X platform with BorgWarner’s bidirectional chargers

Bidirectional charging pioneer Fermata Energy has integrated its Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) services platform with bidirectional EV chargers manufactured by BorgWarner. The integration of Fermata’s software with BorgWarner’s hardware, including both 60 kW and 125 kW UL-certified chargers, enables Fermata’s platform to optimize V2X bidirectional charging commands with a Combined Charging System (CCS) communication protocol. Fermata is… Read more »

OVO and Kaluza to provide managed EV charging services for Volvo

UK-based energy supplier OVO and energy software company Kaluza have announced a partnership with Volvo Cars to develop EV managed charging services for Volvo Cars and OVO customers in the UK. One-way smart charging and bidirectional charging from Kaluza are scheduled to launch in 2024, as is the Volvo EX90 SUV, the company’s first vehicle… Read more »