NewMotion has signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the EVS32 with the City of Amsterdam, and a number of other public and private companies to develop Vehicle-to-Anything (V2X) technology. The partners are planning the commercial introduction of V2X technologies in projects linking electric vehicles with energy systems in the Amsterdam area.
V2X is the next stage of the V2G (Vehicle To Grid) technology, which intends to create a more holistic power management model for cities and citizens. The idea here is to provide power to the grid from electric vehicles, as demand requires. The next stage of the technological development plans to use the technology to connect electric vehicles to a variety of energy systems in the Amsterdam area.
The letter of intent was signed at the Electric Vehicle Symposium 32 by Amsterdam’s Deputy Mayor Sharon Dijksma and Sytse Zuidema, CEO of NewMotion. Co-signers were found with the following partners: Weesp, Alliander, ElaadNL, Engie, Hitachi, HvA, Johan Cruyff ArenA, Mitsubishi Motors, and Nissan.
The difference between V2G and V2X technology is flexibility and adaptability: Instead of only supplying power back to the general grid, it can be directed more precisely to “power grids like office buildings or private homes.” The measure comes as Amsterdam prepares to ban fossil fuel vehicles from the city by 2030. “NewMotion is proud to support Amsterdam in its endeavor to ban all petrol and diesel engines from the city by 2030. With this plan, the city is spearheading the transition to e-mobility and a cleaner future,” says Sytse Zuidema.
From the public side, legislators are happy with the direction the city is taking, however they are already thinking of the next step beyond: “Amsterdam is already a leader in the field of electric driving and charging infrastructure, but in order to make the region future-proof and to support further growth of e-mobility, more needs to be done”, says Dijksma.