PG&E + GM to pilot vehicle-to-home charging in California
In the USA, Pacific Gas and Electric and General Motors have announced a collaboration to pilot the use of GM electric vehicles as on-demand power sources (vehicle-to-grid, V2G). PG&E and GM aim to test the pilot’s first vehicle-to-home capable EV and charger by summer 2022.
Sono Motors developing V2X wall box in design survey
Sono Motors says it is working on a bidirectional AC wall box and is currently running a survey for customers to vote for their favourite design. The German company expects the home charger launch to coincide with Sono Motors’ Sion solar car coming to market in 2023.
EDF & Nuvve formalise V2G charging venture DREEV
Électricité de France (EDF) together with California’s Nuvve has founded a joint venture called DREEV for the development of V2G charging solutions. The focus is on the main European markets of France, Belgium, Italy and Great Britain.
The Mobility House joins CharIN
The Mobility House has joined the international Charging Interface Initiative (CharIn). As energy solution provider, TMH will take a key role in Vehicle-to-Grid applications.
California, V2G charging, Hamburg, Denver.
Mega EV charging project: California utility Pacific Gas & Electric has submitted a proposal to set up another 7,500 AC and 100 DC chargers. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is said to announce its decision as early as Monday.
Bidirectional charging fleet: Utility Frederiksberg Forsyning has added ten Nissan 3-NV200 to its fleet in Copenhagen, as well as installed ten Enel V2G chargers. When the EVs are not in use, they can feed as much as 100 kW back into the grid.
Hamburg, a VW model city: The two partners have agreed that the German municipality will become “a model city for future, renewable and integrated urban mobility.” That includes new forms of transportation for people and goods, and emobility projects, such as the integration of more electric buses.
hamburg.de (in German)
Denver goes all-electric: The Colorado city will replace all of its 36 buses on the downtown pedestrian mall with electric ones. Charging will take place over night.
kdvr.com, cbslocal.com (with video)