Hubject partners with Greenlots
Hubject has entered into a cooperation agreement with Greenlots, the recently acquired US charging network platform, now owned by Shell. The agreement concerns the implementation of Plug&Charge technology via the ISO 15118 standard on the North American market.Weiterlesen
CharIN: Bidirectional CCS charging by 2025
The CharIN initiative, formed to develop and establish CCS as a fast-charging standard, has published two new papers. These illustrate CharIN’s position on network integration and bi-directional charging (V2G), as well as giving an outlook on future developments.Weiterlesen
Plug&Charge: Electrify America and Hubject team up
Hubject has announced a strategic cooperation with Electrify America, Volkswagen’s subsidiary founded in the wake of the diesel scandal in the USA for the purpose of establishing charging infrastructure. The main focus of the cooperation is on the implementation of standards.Weiterlesen
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GB: EDF Energy to install 1,500 V2G charging points
Vehicle-to-grid charging is to get bigger in Britain with EDF Energy wanting to install 1,500 such V2G connections. The utility announces a partnership with technology company Nuvve and is aiming for the B2B market first.Weiterlesen
Nissan Leaf approved to feed into grid in Germany
The Nissan Leaf is the first electric car to receive approval to serve as stabilising back up of the grid in Germany. Nissan managed to take all regulatory hurdles for the vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology by working with partners from the energy sector.Weiterlesen
BMW i3 soon capable of bi-directional charging (video)
BMW engineers are working on turning the i3 into an “electricity dispenser”. This seems to be their way of saying BMW’s electric vehicle will become capable of bi-directional charging. While not said, this may precede V2G functions too, eventually.Weiterlesen
Nothern Powergrid launching 3 e-mobility initiatives
Northern Powergrid will implement three key initiatives this year to engage their 2,500 employees with EV technology across several of its 28 sites. The DNO will observe both how its employees interact with the EVs and the resulting impact on the network.Weiterlesen
Can gamification help smart grid V2G applications?
Can gamification help the smart grid wonder Britain’s Ecotricity and partners, who started to investigate whether games, raffles and bitcoins can encourage EV drivers to engage with V2G technologies. The £400,000 project is funded through Innovate UK.Weiterlesen
Mitsubishi creates Hyper Energy Station in Japan
Mitsubishi is setting up a charging network at its dealerships in Japan, which will not only receive renewable energy via solar panels, but will also stabilize and support the local electrical grid – even in the case of a natural disaster or power shortages.Weiterlesen
Hitachi, Mitsubishi & Engie drive V2G project forward
Hitachi, Mitsubishi and the French utility Engie have introduced a new project which will use electric cars as an energy buffer for office buildings in what they call a V2B model. Testing is taking place in the Dutch city of Zaandam.Weiterlesen
TenneT, The Mobility House & Nissan start V2G project
Transmission system operators TenneT, energy provider The Mobility House and carmaker Nissan have formed a joint venture to establish a pilot project for vehicle to grid (V2G) charging in Germany.Weiterlesen
Project Bus2Grid will explore V2G charging with buses
A British-funded consortium will investigate vehicle-to-grid charging with a fleet of 30 electric buses, with their sights set on the London energy system.Weiterlesen
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.Weiterlesen
Renault and EEM launch “Smart Island” project
Renault and EEM launched the ‘Smart Island’ project, that will give EV batteries a sweet second life on the Madeira archipelago. The French manufacturer is cooperating with utility Empresa de Electricidade da Madeira to convert Porto Santo island into a smart grid. On a small scale first.Weiterlesen
UK governments funds 21 V2G projects with £30 million
The British government has embarked on a funding spree worth almost 30 million pounds to foster vehicle-to-grid technology on the Isles. 21 V2G projects have been chosen among them EDF Energy’s V2GO initiative that takes place at delivery and taxi services in Oxford.Weiterlesen
1000 V2G charge points in GB – Nissan and UK government
Almost 10 million pounds in funding have been earmarked by the British government for the country’s largest vehicle-to-grid project to date. 1,000 V2G charging points will be set up across the UK together with Nissan over the next three years.Weiterlesen
Nissan’s vision of electric mobility in 2040 (video)
A new video clip officially released by Nissan shows a clear image of the carmaker’s vision of future mobility. According to Nissan, by 2040, we will face no more emissions nor road fatalities, we will charge inductively and regularly use the V2G function of our EVs…Weiterlesen
V2G, Robo Cabs, Eurabus, INN-BALANCE.
20m pounds for V2G: The British government reserves funds of 20m pounds for Vehicle-to-Grid research projects as it aims to create a smart grid while increasing the number of EVs at the same time. The tender is to open in due course with winners to be named by December for projects to start in early 2018. The fund will pay for feasibility studies, development of charging equipment and trials around the country, so expect energy companies, car makers and local authorities to compete.
Robo cabs made in Germany: Mercedes and Bosch affirm their cooperation and want to start testing autonomous electric taxis on German roads in less than twelve months. There will be a driver on board at the beginning but Bosch believes it will reach mass market adoption by 2022.
heise.de (in German)
Bright numbers: Berlin-based busmaker Eurabus says it has crashed the threshold of 1,000 electric buses and written over 1,400 orders but not from local clients. Instead the light-weight Eurabus 3.0 is headed for Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Mexico soon after the start of production at the year’s end. Kazakhstan alone is expecting 700 electric buses and Azerbaijan another 500 over the next three years. While Eurabus delivers ready-made buses at the moment, assembly plants will be set up in the countries of destination over time.
electrive.net (in German)
Fuel cell research: INN-BALANCE sees nine partners strive to optimise auxiliary components, called Balance of Plant (BoP), in FCVs thus cutting costs for production and maintenance. The project is co-funded by the EU with 5m euros and has now defined requirements under Volvo’s lead.
Robot traffic jam.
A robot in Russia reportedly “got loose” when a researcher forgot to properly shut a gate at a research facility. The robot, which was being taught to move independently through a space, wandered into a busy street and caused a traffic jam. The chase only ended, when its battery finally died.
V2G, Vector, Fasned, DC charging, West Norfolk.
V2G initiative: The University of California, San Diego, will introduce electric vehicles. The fleet consists of Nissan and Honda electric cars and will be charged and operated by EVgo. The firm also wants to test bi-directional charging and feed into UC San Diego’s advanced microgrid.
Vector shows progress in setting up a promised 35 EV rapid-charging stations in New Zealand. The first station that sports two fast-charging spots has been installed in Auckland and the company says another fifteen will be erected soon.
Longer and faster: Nissan’s new 30 kWh battery of the Leaf not only holds more power than the previous 24-kWh version but also charges faster, Fastned reveals after real-life testing. The quicker replenishing is probably due to the alternated cell chemistry.
The faster the better: EV drivers prefer rapid-charging over Level 2 charging 12 to 1, a survey by NRG eVgo in the Bay area reveals. This means that in the long run, DC charging might be where the money is for infrastructure providers, while AC charging will likely remain free of charge.
200,000 pounds were invested in EV charging infrastructure, as British West Norfolk is now equipped with three stations. Each includes two rapid charging spots. The initiative is funded by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles and a Nissan consortium.