EcoG to present V2G technology in Munich
In Germany, the Munich-based e-mobility start-up EcoG will present its standard-compliant technology for bi-directional charging with its cooperation partner Infineon at the Power2Drive industry trade fair in Munich this week.
EcoG is offering a solution tested with vehicle manufacturers in accordance with the new ISO 15118-20 standard, which ensures that all vehicles can be charged bidirectionally. EcoG says that charging stations and vehicle manufacturers will no longer need of technical agreements in development.
The software is designed so that it is compatible with all vehicle-to-grid-capable (V2G) vehicles – including vehicles that are still being developed. EcoG also takes care of the interoperability tests with vehicle manufacturers.
EcoG, a core member of the industry association CharIN, has been involved in developing the application description for the ISO standard for months. The German company says that standardisation makes the technology scalable for the first time. EcoG says it has been able to prove the interoperability of its technology in recent tests with a prototype based on the standard.
EcoG founder and CTO Johannes Hund says, “The fact that bi-directional charging actually works according to ISO 15118-20 is a big step forward. This allows the technology to be applied to the mass market in the future, as customers can now be sure that their wallbox can communicate with any V2G-enabled vehicle in the field.”
Co-Founder and CEO Jörg Heuer added: “This is essential for the contribution of electric vehicles to the energy transition: On the one hand, I increasingly have the possibility to charge wherever I am, and on the other hand, it can also stabilise the power grid in the short term – a win-win situation.”
Late last year, EcoG closed a six million euro Series A funding round, bringing new investors BayBG and Lindner Group on board.
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