Posts Tagged: V2G

Nissan launches pilot in Australia, will offer V2G to customers this year

A major government trial of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology in Australia will demonstrate the Nissan LEAF’s ability to supply energy to a home or commercial site, or to feed power back to the grid, thanks to its built-in bidirectional charging capability. The Realising Electric Vehicle Services (REVS) project is a precursor to the customer launch of… Read more »

Fermata receives UL certification for vehicle-to-grid EV charging system

Underwriters Laboratories (UL) has announced that Fermata Energy’s bidirectional EV charging system is the first in the world to be certified to a new North American safety standard, UL 9741. The standard covers bidirectional equipment that charges EVs from an electric power system (EPS) and also allows the vehicle to export power to an EPS,… Read more »

Wallbox’s bidirectional DC home charger turns heads at CES

Bidirectional charging encompasses several applications that can be collectively referred to as V2x (vehicle-to-grid, vehicle-to-home, maybe someday vehicle-to-brain). It’s expected to play an important role in tomorrow’s electrified, connected transportation ecosystem, but to date it exists only in pilots, most of them involving commercial fleets. So the new Quasar bidirectional EV charger from Barcelona-based Wallbox,… Read more »

V2G value propositions: Fermata Energy is focused on building financially viable solutions for vehicle-to-grid

David Slutzky, an accomplished entrepreneur, has an eclectic background. In addition to having founded several successful companies, he’s served as a local elected official as well as a Senior Policy Advisor in the Clinton White House and the EPA. He’s been teaching at the University of Virginia for some time, on the Commerce, Architecture and… Read more »

OVO launches domestic vehicle-to-grid-capable charging station

UK utility OVO has unveiled a range of products intended to form an intelligent distributed domestic energy system, including a vehicle-to-grid-capable charging station. The OVO Vehicle-to-Grid Charger uses a smart-charging platform called VCharge to manage charging, allowing drivers to take advantage of cheaper and/or renewable electricity, and to sell surplus energy from their EV batteries… Read more »

Vehicle-to-grid project reveals challenges of the early days

Los Angeles Air Force Base became the first federal facility to replace its entire general-purpose fleet with plug-in vehicles in a two-year V2G research project Vehicle-to-grid (V2G) is a technical and policy-based effort to optimize the way EVs interact with the electrical grid. V2G developers view EVs as “resources” within an electrical network. In V2G… Read more »

VGI’s coming of age: Automakers, utilities and charging companies are developing business models for vehicle-grid integration

By Scott Shepard, Senior Research Analyst with Navigant Research’s Transportation Efficiencies program Vehicle-grid integration (VGI) is a topic that tends to be at the fringes of coverage of transportation electrification. Developments in the VGI field are often overshadowed by Tesla Model 3 delivery timelines or by the range specs of the next-generation Nissan LEAF. Regardless,… Read more »

Cross-brand V2G demonstration conducted in Denmark

Vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology is a necessary puzzle piece in the electric transport system of the future. But how to ensure that a V2G system will work across different EV brands? That’s what the Parker Project in Denmark aims to establish. Parker is testing a wide range of new and existing grid services to examine how… Read more »

Parked EVs earn $1,530 in V2G pilot

Nissan and Italian utility Enel are carrying out trials of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) systems with some 100 cars across Europe. In Denmark, fleet operators will collect about 1,300 euros ($1,530) a year by feeding power back into the grid using the two-way charge points. As EVs proliferate, grid managers will have to pay attention to when… Read more »

PG&E, BMW release findings from V2G pilot

Pacific Gas & Electric and BMW worked together on a pilot vehicle-to-grid program from July 2015 to December 2016. The iChargeForward program was designed to test the ability of EVs to support the electric grid through smart charging and demand response. The companies have now released the results of the pilot, which they say successfully… Read more »