Nissan and E.On work on EV-based energy services
In Geneva, German energy provider E.On and Nissan have entered into a strategic partnership as both consider to jointly kick-off pilot projects and common commercial offers in fields such as V2G, decentralised energy production and storage as well as the grid integration of Nissan EVs.
Both partners started their cooperation already in Denmark, where new owners of a Nissan Leaf are getting a full package consisting of a home charging station and an energy flat rate to charge the battery. On this basis, E.On and Nissan are planning to expand to other European countries.
Moreover, both companies want to combine Nissan’s V2G infrastructure and bi-directional charging tech in a way that enables clients to optimise their energy consumption and costs. Paul Willcox, chairman of Nissan Europe, says: “We’re on a mission to break down every barrier to EV ownership. This exciting partnership with E.ON is another step on that journey. Our goal is for Nissan to be recognised as the go-to automotive partner for energy services, with the ultimate ambition to provide free electricity for our EV customers.”
In Great Britain, Nissan is currently involved in two major V2G projects for private and commercial customers. They are funded as part of the government’s Innovate UK initiative.