fbpx

Posts Tagged: Vehicle-to-Grid

V2G and V2B: What’s currently operational and what’s still years away

Buses, especially school buses, represent a perfect use case for bidirectional charging. When the buses sit idle, they can earn money by providing demand response (DR) services for the local utility. This is one of the services that fleet charging specialist AMPLY Power provides, and as CEO Vic Shao told Charged in a recent interview,… Read more »

VW to enable bidirectional charging on all EVs on its MEB platform starting next year

Bidirectional charging is the technology of the hour. It enables vehicle-to-grid—or should we say, vehicle-to-anything (V2X)—applications, which promise to greatly facilitate the integration of EVs and renewable energy into the grid, to offer opportunities for fleets to offset their electrification costs, and to allow other handy capabilities, such as backup power. Now Volkswagen has given… Read more »

DERConnect will enable researchers to test integration of renewable energy and EV batteries into the power grid

The National Science Foundation has awarded $39 million to a team of engineers and computer scientists at the University of California San Diego to build a test bed to better understand how to integrate distributed energy sources and EV batteries into the power grid. “We will be replicating the entire California power grid on one… Read more »

Jouley electric school buses arrive in Virginia as part of a V2G pilot

Bus operator Sonny Merryman, utility Dominion Energy, bus builder Thomas Built Buses and heavy-duty powertrain specialist Proterra recently hosted a celebration near Lynchburg, Virginia to officially introduce the Jouley electric school bus to public school officials from across the state. At the presentation ceremony, riders were pleasantly surprised by the silence that replaced the noise… Read more »

ABB to deploy its new bi-directional charging technology for V2G kiosks in France

Swiss electronics giant ABB will supply its brand-new 11 kW bi-directional charging technology, specially designed for V2G, as part of a contract with France’s DREEV, a joint venture between Électricité de France (EDF) and intelligent charging specialist Nuvve. ABB’s solution, integrated with DREEV software, will enable EV drivers to export surplus power back to the… Read more »

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 »