NewMotion have announced the implementation of a bi-directional loading pilot, also known as 'Vehicle to Grid' (V2G).
With V2G-technology, peak demand on the electricity grid can be better balanced, by allowing electric vehicles to not just take power from the grid, but also return it to the network.
NewMotion joins forces with Mitsubishi, and grid operator TenneT using V2G chargers from Enel and grid services and technology from Nuvve.
The pilot, which will take place in the Netherlands, will feature the popular Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.
NewMotion-CEO Sytse Zuidema says: “There is a shift towards more and more renewable energy such as wind and solar, but both sources are still too dependent on the weather and therefore variable and volatile.
“With V2G-technology, we turn parked electric vehicles - at home and at work - into power service providers and energy buffers.
“They can save a surplus of energy and return energy to the grid at a peak time. This results in more stability and security.”
Zuidema goes on to say: “"Mitsubishi Motors Corporation is a real frontrunner by embracing V2G and using the technology in its PHEV. Together with our partners we want to show that V2G is easy to implement and can make a huge difference to the electricity grid as well as electric vehicle user’s wallets.”
TenneT is a leading European electricity transmission system operator and is responsible for balancing the Dutch electricity system and will be facilitating the energy transition.
California-based Nuvve developed the Grid Integrated Vehicle platform GIVe™, which controls the power flow to and from electric cars, ensuring that the driver’s mileage needs are always met and which optimizes the power available to the grid. It is a leading company in V2G deployments and ensures the delivery of ancillary services to Tennet.
"With V2G technology, we not only encourage the use of renewable energy sources, but also introduce a potential earnings model for electric drivers," adds NewMotion’s Zuidema. By making electric vehicles a source of energy, owners could eventually ask for financial compensation from their energy supplier.
“With our partners, we are currently investigating how individuals can not only make an obvious contribution to the environment by reducing CO2 emissions, but also earn money. We are part of an energy revolution in the field of electric driving."
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