Nissan has been partnering with a variety of players for years on vehicle-to-grid (V2G) pilot projects. There are a variety of different ways that you can use the V2G connection, but they mostly involve EVs taking electricity when its in low demand (charging at those times) and sending it back to the grid at times of high electricity demand (if plugged in).
Nissan, E.ON, Newcastle University, Imperial College London, Northern Powergrid, UK Power Networks, and National Grid ESO have formed a consortium named e4Future. — with Nissan and E.ON forming the core of the partnership.
So far, Nissan and E.ON have deployed 20 V2G chargers to get a sense for how fleets of electric cars and vans could support the UK electricity grid in a financially sensible way for both those business fleets and the grid.
Electricity from the batteries in these electric vehicles can be sent back to the grid when electricity demand is high. When electricity demand is low and/or renewable energy supply is high, they can buy back that electricity at a cheaper price.
We have covered many V2G pilot projects over the years, the interesting news with this one is that it’s aimed at genuinely becoming a commercial offering. So, this offers an opportunity to both make money and help cut emissions.
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