Renault starts Piloting Vehicle-To-Grid Charging in Electric Vehicles

Renault has started its first large-scale pilot schemes in reversible electric charging. This Vehicle-To-Grid-Charging for electric vehicles only requires a simple, inexpensive adaptation of the existing charging terminals.

A fleet of fifteen Renault Zoe vehicles with vehicle-to-grid charging will be introduced in Europe over the course of 2019 to develop future offerings in reversible charging and lay the groundwork for the future standards. These pilot schemes will begin in Utrecht, Netherlands in an ecosystem developed by We Drive Solar and on Porto Santo Island in Portugal with Empresa de Electricidade da Madeira, an energy supplier. Following these, more pilot schemes will be introduced in France, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden and Denmark.

The advantages of vehicle-to-grid charging

Vehicle-to-grid charging or Reversible charging modulates the charging and discharging of electric-vehicle batteries in accordance with users’ needs and the grid’s supply of available electricity. Charging reaches its maximum level when the electricity supply exceeds demand, notably during peaks in production of renewable energy. But vehicles are also capable of injecting electricity into the grid during peaks in consumption.

With this scheme, electric vehicles can therefore serve units of temporary energy storage and become key drivers in the development of renewable energy. In this way, the electricity grid optimizes the supply of local renewable energy and reduces infrastructure costs. At the same time, customers enjoy greener, more economical consumption of electricity and are financially rewarded for serving the electricity grid.

As a world leader in electric vehicles, Renault reveals that Reversible charging will be piloted in several projects (electric ecosystems or mobility services) through seven countries and alongside various partners to lay the groundwork for Renault’s future offering. The aim is twofold: to measure large-scale feasibility and potential gains.

Latest articles

The Second Phase Of The “Back On Track” Programme Is Underway With Serological Tests For Employees’ Families.

The “Back on Track” programme is a programme that was introduced by Ferrari to protect the health of its employees when production...

Proton Appoints Roslan Abdullah As Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Proton is announcing the appointment of Roslan Abdullah as the Vice President for Sales and Marketing. Concurrently, he is also appointed as...

Getting Your New Car Sent To Your Doorstep By Volkswagen.

As the situation is getting better, people are starting to buy cars, Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) took the initiative to offer...

Ferrari Museums In Maranello And Modena Is Reopen For Public With New Health Safety Measure

From the 18th May 2020 onwards, the Ferrari museums will reopen its doors to the public in line with the Italian government...
44.1k Followers
Follow

Related articles