Mar 21, 2023 - 01:47 pm
Nottingham now home to one of UK’s largest V2G installations
Nottingham and Connected Energy have launched a large-scale vehicle-to-grid (V2G) demonstrator project. Installation of solar panels, battery storage and 40 bi-directional EV chargers complete the CleanMobilEnergy pilot at Nottingham City Council’s Eastcroft Depot.
Mar 1, 2023 - 01:06 pm
TCS buys stake in Sun2Wheel
The Touring Club Switzerland (TCS) has acquired a 20 per cent stake in the Swiss startup Sun2Wheel. According to the largest mobility club in Switzerland, it wants to expand its involvement in electric mobility. Details of the transaction were not disclosed.
Feb 1, 2023 - 04:42 pm
The Mobility House shows how to earn from EV batteries
The Mobility House (TMH) has, for the first time, proven that electric vehicle batteries can take part in energy market trading and achieve four-digit revenues per vehicle. The key is in the EVs’ flexibility as mobile storage units, just the experimental set-up was stationery.
Jan 27, 2023 - 02:44 pm
Out now: Germany’s Master Plan Charging Infrastructure II
In Germany, the Master Plan for Charging Infrastructure II has been approved by the cabinet. With 68 measures, the Ministry of Transport wants to accelerate the expansion of the charging network and, this time, aims to incentivise private enterprise.
Jan 17, 2023 - 03:56 pm
UK issues plan to expand V2G charging infrastructure
The government of the UK and Ofgem published the ‘Electric Vehicle Smart Charging Action Plan’ today, setting out steps to seize on the significant potential of smart EV charging and make it the preferred method of long-duration charging by 2025.
Jan 16, 2023 - 02:33 pm
Renault & CEA to develop new bidirectional charger
Renault Group and the French Commissariat for Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies CEA are jointly developing a bidirectional charger with very high efficiency for electric vehicles. The new charger is meant to be used in Renault’s production models by the end of the decade.
Dec 20, 2022 - 03:00 pm
British consortium tackles V2G for boats
A British consortium is aiming to advance the development of bidirectional charging technologies for electric boats. The Virtual Bunkering for Electric Vessels (VBEV) project, funded by the British government, will lead to the world’s first demonstrator of electric boats with bidirectional charging equipment.
Dec 19, 2022 - 04:24 pm
Toyota launches first V2G project with an US utility
Toyota Motor North America and Oncor Electric Delivery, a Texas-based electric transmission and distribution company, have agreed to collaborate on a pilot project around vehicle-to-grid (V2G). It is the first cooperation of its kind for Toyota in the US.
Dec 15, 2022 - 04:48 pm
California approves $2.9 billion for ZEV infrastructure
The California Energy Commission (CEC) has approved a 2.9 billion US dollar investment plan, primarily to expand infrastructure for zero-emission vehicles (ZEV) in the state. The majority of the budget is to flow into charging points for electric utility vehicles.
Nov 25, 2022 - 02:35 pm
Solaris reveals huge Charging Park ready for V2G
Solaris gives us an insight into its factory in Bolechowo near Poznan, where Poland’s leading e-bus maker recently inaugurated a bus charging park. Solaris equipped the massive charging hub with systems from three manufacturers that support bidirectional charging – a first in Poland.
Nov 18, 2022 - 06:51 pm
Honda e cars become a virtual power plant in Germany
Honda has received certification for a fleet of mass-produced electric vehicles for primary control reserve (PRL) prequalification by transmission system operator Amprion as part of a pilot project with Next Kraftwerke. Honda calls it a “significant breakthrough in V2G technology.”
Nov 11, 2022 - 02:53 pm
GM teams up with SDG&E on Vehicle-to-X operations
In the USA, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) and General Motors have announced an agreement to investigate the feasibility of integrating bidirectional electric vehicles into the electric grid as a local energy resource.
Nov 3, 2022 - 01:32 pm
The Mobility House closes €50 million funding round
The Mobility House has secured an investment amount of around 50 million euros for its technology development and expansion in Europe, North America and Asia. The now-completed internal financing round is supported by all existing investors.
Sep 26, 2022 - 03:36 pm
Eight Hyundai Ioniq 5 form grid-balancing powerbank
In Germany, eight charging stations and eight Hyundai Ioniq 5 have fed in secondary balancing power in the area under the auspices of transmission grid operator Amprion. Amprion has also successfully placed its first Green Bond on the international capital market.
Sep 8, 2022 - 03:49 pm
Nissan approves first V2G charger in the USA
Working with Fermata Energy, a vehicle-to-grid services provider, Nissan has approved the first-ever bi-directional charger for the Nissan Leaf in the US. Fermata’s FE-15 charger has passed essential requirements from Nissan and is UL 9741 certified.
Sep 7, 2022 - 02:30 pm
V2X Suisse project launches with V2G-ready Honda e cars
The previously announced V2X Suisse pilot project just got the go-ahead in Bern. Over one year, seven companies, including Honda, will investigate how shared electric cars may increase grid stability and close electricity gaps across Switzerland.
Aug 25, 2022 - 04:41 pm
The Mobility House trades with power from car batteries
German charging and energy storage technology specialists The Mobility House have started trading the flexibilities of 4,500 electric car batteries on EPEX SPOT SE. For this purpose, the company has its own connection to the European power exchange.
Aug 23, 2022 - 06:05 pm
Nio’s battery swapping stations support China’s grid
Chinese electric car manufacturer Nio has begun testing battery swap stations that can feed power back into the grid. This comes against the backdrop of the current heat wave in China, which has already led to a number of power outages.
Aug 10, 2022 - 02:49 pm
WiTricity raises $63m; Siemens leading this latest round
Wireless charging specialist WiTricity says it completed a new funding round of $63 million (€60.9m). Anchored by a $25 million investment from Siemens. WiTricity wants to bring its patents into products, including launching a new V2G solution.
Aug 7, 2022 - 02:44 pm
BorgWarner acquires V2G specialist Rhombus
BorgWarner continues to broaden the e-mobility portfolio. The US company announced that it has acquired Rhombus Energy Solutions. Rhombus offers V2G and Underwriters Laboratory-certified charging and counts Proterra among its clients, alongside charging and grid service providers.
Jul 24, 2022 - 12:29 pm
Ireland boosts the uptake of EVs with new measures
Ireland’s Department of Transport announced a suite of grants and initiatives to support greater adoption of electric vehicles. These include home charging initiatives, a register for smart chargers, as well as a commercial vehicle program for businesses and organisations to trial electric commercial vehicles.
Jul 20, 2022 - 01:20 pm
Nuvve and SDG&E launch V2G scheme for electric school buses
Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) specialists Nuvve and San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) say they have agreed to allow electric school buses to give energy back to the grid. This is to prevent blackouts through the utility’s Emergency Load Reduction Program (ELRP).
Jul 11, 2022 - 06:50 pm
PG&E and Tesla Powerwall customers stabilise grid energy
In California, USA, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and Tesla have launched a new pilot program that creates a virtual power plant (VPP) to help support electric grid reliability. Customers who who contribute energy from their Tesla Powerwalls earn money from what they feed into the grid.
Jul 7, 2022 - 05:08 pm
Nio reveals 500kW charger and more at Power Day
At its second Power Day, the Chinese electric car manufacturer Nio has announced that it will start installing a new 500 kW fast charging station in China and Europe this year. The company is also revealing more about its third generation battery swapping station.