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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 »

Wallbox’s latest Quasar 2 bidirectional home charger allows an EV to provide backup power

Charing station manufacturer Wallbox (NYSE: WBX) has introduced a new generation of its bidirectional home charger for the North American market. In service areas that offer time-of-use rates, EV owners can schedule charging sessions at times when rates are low and discharge their car battery to power their home when rates are high. Users with… Read more »

Utrecht plans to be a bidirectional city, turning its EVs into a giant battery

The Dutch city of Utrecht is already pretty green. The rate of car ownership is far lower than in the US. The city boasts the world’s largest bike parking garage and an extensive network of bike lanes, and a new car-free neighborhood for 20,000 people is on the drawing board. Even here, however, cars aren’t… Read more »

In-Charge Energy’s new bidirectional DC Wallbox charger

In-Charge Energy, a provider of turnkey charging solutions for commercial fleets, has announced its first charger offering. The ICE-30 Wallbox is a compact DC fast charger that’s specifically designed for commercial fleets.  It supports bidirectional charging, which enables applications such as vehicle-to-grid, vehicle-to-building or vehicle-to-anything you like! The ICE-30 is a 30 kW DC fast… Read more »

Rhombus earns UL certification for 125 kW bidirectional charger

Rhombus Energy Solutions’ bidirectional 125 kW DC fast charger has earned certification to the Underwriter Laboratories 1741-SA standard. UL’s 1741-SA Standard for Inverters, Converters, Controllers and Interconnection System Equipment for Use With Distributed Energy Resources defines the design and testing requirements to certify that bidirectional, grid-tied, smart inverters and chargers can be safely used to… Read more »

Lucid Air buyers get 3 years of free charging from Electrify America

It’s de rigueur these days for automakers to offer a free charging package with a new EV as an added sweetener, to allay drivers’ understandable concern about public charging. Now Lucid Motors has announced that “all Lucid Air reservations made by the end of 2021 will get complimentary access to unlimited charging of up to… Read more »

Smart charging specialist Wallbox acquires charging app provider Electromaps

Wallbox, a Barcelona-based manufacturer of smart charging solutions, has announced the acquisition of Electromaps, a digital platform for locating and accessing charging points. The Electromaps app, which allows users to access and pay for charging directly from their mobile phones, features a database of over 120,000 recharging points in 120 countries, and has some 100,000… Read more »

The technical challenges of bidirectional chargers

For years, we’ve been hearing about an EV technology that promises to be a game-changer: Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) bidirectional charging. My recent work with one V2G charger developer, Fermata Energy, has convinced me that V2G has found its proverbial killer app: load peak shaving for commercial/industrial energy customers. This article is going to concentrate on the… Read more »