Jan 23, 2023 - 05:35 pm
Volkswagen and OVO Energy launch V2X trial in the UK
INFLEXION is a new consortium comprising Volkswagen UK, OVO Energy, and its platform provider Kaluza. Using hardware by Indra, the partners aim to launch vehicle-to-everything solutions that could save drivers over £420 a year, and Ovo told us more.
Dec 27, 2022 - 11:06 am
Hyundai Ioniq 5 powers remote reindeer farm (V2L)
It is Ho-Ho-Ho for Hyundai (and the beginning of our holiday season) today as the Korean company took the Ioniq 5 high up north, near the alleged home of Santa Claus, to help him power his sledge. That is not exactly what they said, but certainly, the spirit.
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.
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.
Oct 11, 2022 - 01:29 pm
General Motors establishes GM Energy to enter the grid
General Motors announces expanding its ‘Ultium Charge 360’ service into a holistic ecosystem. The new Ultium Home and Ultium Commercial brands combined with EV charging now form the dedicated business unit GM Energy which integrates all charging needs in line with the grid.
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 - 02:49 pm
Fuso presents new generation of eCanter light truck
Daimler truck subsidiary Fuso is unveiling the next generation of the all-electric eCanter light truck. The new vehicle will be offered in weight classes from 4.25 to 8.55 tons, in addition to the currently available 7.5-tonne truck. The Next Generation eCanter will celebrate its world premiere in Japan.
Jul 28, 2022 - 03:04 pm
Heliox & Recoy integrate energy prices into V2X smart charging
Heliox has teamed up with Recoy to integrate its ‘Real-time Optimisation Platform’ into its fast-charging equipment. Recoy’s platform considers energy prices in real-time and helps optimise flexible assets such as electric vehicles, stationary batteries, e-boilers and electrolysers.
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.
Jun 13, 2022 - 04:00 pm
Ford F-150 Lightning comes well adapted to Tesla cars
Ford’s F-150 Lightning EV now include charging adapters that can charge a Tesla should it require on-road assistance. Ford CEO Jim Farley on Twitter dismissed any suggestions that they were “trolling” Musk or Tesla owners. Instead, he says the charging feature is “just helpful.”
Sep 2, 2021 - 01:20 pm
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.
Aug 14, 2021 - 01:24 pm
Heliox enters V2X partnership with Fermata Energy
The charging system manufacturer Heliox has entered into the vehicle-to-everything (V2X), smart energy management business through a newly formed partnership with Fermata Energy. At the same time, Heliox has announced a new 20kW bidirectional V2X charger.
Jan 27, 2021 - 04:56 pm
Martin Roemheld: VW calls for more cooperation for V2G
Volkswagen has just announced in a talk with electrive that it will develop Vehicle2Grid functions for its electric vehicles. VW called for much closer cooperation between the automotive industry, the energy sector and politicians to make bidirectional charging a success.
Dec 15, 2020 - 12:41 pm
Nissan Leaf powers the whole tree
Nissan is using its Leaf to power Christmas trees in a number of shopping malls in the Philippines in the run-up to Christmas. With this Christmas stunt, the Japanese manufacturer is demonstrating the Leaf’s bidirectional charging technology.
Dec 9, 2019 - 04:38 pm
Amsterdam stadium integrates bi-directional charging
As of today, visitors to the Johan Cruijff Arena (JCA) in Amsterdam can actively contribute to the power supply of the arena with their electric cars by integrating them into the stadium’s power grid. The first of 15 bidirectional charging stations in the JCA is now officially in operation.
May 23, 2019 - 03:01 pm
NewMotion signs V2X agreement with Amsterdam
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.
Apr 18, 2019 - 05:52 pm
UK: 17MW virtual power plant to utilise EV batteries
London-based Moixa plans to develop a virtual power plant (VPP) that will combine solar panels, batteries and electric vehicles. The VPP could include hundreds of households, schools and other facilities in southern England and Moixa aims to eventually scale the network up to 17 MW.
Jun 7, 2018 - 03:32 pm
New ecological targets: Nissan pushes electrification
Nissan has released a comprehensive sustainability plan with core goals of the organization up until the year 2022. It aims to reduce CO2 emissions for new vehicles, which will be achieved through increased vehicle electrification.