Honda provides power management for V2G project

Honda has announced it will provide power management units for a vehicle-to-grid (V2G) project in the UK. The EV-elocity consortium aims to demonstrate the business case for the technology by helping businesses and electric vehicle (EV) owners recognise the financial opportunities presented by harnessing, storing, using and selling surplus renewable energy. The project has secured […]

Vehicle-to-grid tech tested in ‘Energy House’

A new project aims to test how batteries from electric vehicles (EVs) can be used to improve domestic energy systems. The partnership between Good Energy, Honda, Upside Energy and Salford University will use the university’s climate controlled ‘Energy House’, which it claims is the only full-scale building in an environmental chamber on the continent. The […]

Nissan targets 1,000 vehicle-to-grid installations

Nissan has announced the vehicle-to-grid (V2G) demonstrator project it’s leading, which received £9.8 million in government funding, aims to target 1,000 installations across the UK. The technology and car company says the chargers will collect data to understand the technical characteristics of vehicle to grid charging and see what pressure this places on both the […]

New £7m initiative to trial vehicle-to-grid charging

A new initiative to develop a large-scale domestic trial of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) charging in the UK has been launched. ChargePoint Services, Energy Saving Trust, Octopus Energy, Open Energi, Navigant and UK Power Networks plan to roll out the electric vehicle (EV) charging technology this year. The £7 million project will install 135 V2G chargers in […]

Nissan collaborates on vehicle-to-grid and battery tech

Nissan and OVO Energy have teamed up to accelerate the adoption of battery storage and vehicle-to-grid technologies in the UK. The firms will provide a joint offering of the car manufacturer’s xStorage home system combined with the energy firm’s VNet intelligent energy software, called the OVO SolarStore. The solar and storage system will cost £4,800 […]

UK offers £20m for vehicle to grid technology

The UK Government is backing electric vehicle (EV) to grid technology with the announcement of a £20 million competition. The projects will look into technology that allows plug-in EVs to not only draw power from the grid when charging but also return it to people’s homes or back to the grid. The funding will be […]

Cars could charge homes with new EV unit

The UK’s first domestic vehicle-to-grid (V2G) unit is to be installed at a home in Loughborough. That’s according to Cenex, the Centre of Excellence for low carbon and fuel cell technologies, which has announced the move as part of its Ebbs and Flows of Energy Systems (EFES) project. The innovative new system will power a home through the […]