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Groupe PSA and partners launch GridMotion smart charging project

Groupe PSA and several partners have launched a new project to evaluate smart charging technology. The idea is to reduce an EV driver’s electricity bill by shifting charging times to periods of lower electricity prices. Further savings could be achieved by providing grid balancing services through a Vehicle to Grid (V2G) system. The two-year GridMotion… Read more »

Wireless charging and autonomous vehicles will mobilize the smart city

By Alex Gruzen, CEO of WiTricity There’s no question that autonomous electric vehicles are coming. From Google and Uber to Tesla, BMW and Nissan, the world’s most innovative brands are conceiving and bringing to market entirely new modes of transportation that will revolutionize the ways in which we travel. According to Navigant Research, by 2035… Read more »

US Army microgrid features bidirectional EV chargers

It’s not just trees and money that are green – it’s also the color of military uniforms. The US Army is a pioneer in electric mobility and renewable energy, especially in the field of microgrids – small independent smart grids that can power an entire military base. Last December, the Army Corps of Engineers commissioned… Read more »

CPUC approves three new PG&E vehicle-to-grid pilots

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has approved $11.7 million in funding for Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) to develop three new pilot programs to test ways in which bidirectional EVs and chargers can provide power to the electric grid and various benefits to customers. PG&E will test bidirectional charging technology in a variety… Read more »

Nissan unveils prototype production facility for solid-state batteries

Nissan has unveiled a prototype production facility for laminated all-solid-state battery cells, which the company aims to bring to market in 2028. This prototype facility, within the Nissan Research Center in Kanagawa Prefecture, is designed to promote the development of solid-state-batteries. Nissan plans to establish a pilot production line at its Yokohama Plant in 2024,… Read more »

Porsche demonstrates V2G application with five Taycans

One of the hottest trends in the EV world is bidirectional charging, which promises to allow EV batteries to be used to provide services to the electrical grid. Now Porsche has partnered with German grid operator TransnetBW to conduct “a realistic pilot test” to demonstrate that “electrical balancing power can be stored in the high-voltage… Read more »

Iconic VW bus goes electric—Volkswagen unveils the new ID. Buzz and ID. Buzz Cargo

The good old VW Bus (aka Microbus, Camper Van, Kombi or Bulli), has one of the most dedicated fan bases in automotive history. Nostalgia for the bus is intertwined with the 60s road-trip experience (I rode to hippie school in one as a child). Many lovers of the bus, unlike fans of other icons such… Read more »

BYD introduces Type A electric school bus with V2G tech

BYD has introduced a Type A battery-electric school bus that features vehicle-to-grid technology, allowing the vehicle to serve as a power storage resource when it’s not transporting students. Type A school buses are typically used on routes with fewer students, or for transporting students with disabilities. The BYD Type A can seat up to 30,… Read more »

2022 Lucid Air: The makers of the first 500-mile EV should be taken seriously

Created by engineers with years of EV experience, the 2022 Lucid Air is a stunning debut that confronts Tesla—and Mercedes-Benz—with a new competitor. It’s been a long time coming, but the 2022 Lucid Air has been worth the wait. The new carmaker’s all-electric luxury sedan not only competes directly with the aging Tesla Model S,… Read more »

Nissan LEAF earns $4,200 in Fermata Energy V2X pilot

Vehicle-to-everything (V2X) fans tout bidirectional charging as a way for fleets (or perhaps even individuals) to generate income and defray the cost of going electric. Now Fermata Energy has announced the results of a summer-long pilot project in which a customer-owned EV earned over $4,200 by participating in a utility demand response (DR) program. In… Read more »