Electric cars will be able to accumulate electricityJune 29, 2020
New technology may reduce the need for additional power plants.
Manufacturers talked about the transfer of energy from the car to the network (V2G) from time immemorial electric vehicles, but in those days it sounded like a bizarre idea. Now this is not the case, and it seems likely that V2G will become a standard feature on planet EV in the next few years.
In early June, Western Power Distribution (the people who provided the Electric Nation trial charge in 2018) embarked on the second phase of developing their brainchild – testing the B2G in the central regions, southwest, and South Wales. WPD works with CrowdCharge to deliver £ 5,500,000 specially designed V2G household chargers for 100 Nissan Leaf users in three regions.
It is argued that Electric Nation differs from other V2G projects mainly because it involves five different energy companies, which should mean that the results are closely related to realities.
The use of systems that compensate for peak energy needs through the accumulation of excess off-peak electricity has always been on the agenda for any discussion of sustainable energy. The V2G principle is not to use the remaining EV battery power. Since it may take just a few hours to charge the battery on a 7 kW home charger, even if the car can be connected much longer during the night, this leaves enough time to use the battery for other purposes.
V2G can use the “spare” capacity of the EV battery to buffer off-peak energy, and then use it to meet high demands at peak times. To use the analogy with banks, it is like adding and removing energy when the electric car is not in use. V2G is a step beyond intelligent charging in managing the load on local distribution networks, which will also help support the national network.
Cars are connected through the controller and inverter to convert the direct current from the battery into synchronized alternating current, which is fed back to the network. When the car is charging, the opposite happens. Software algorithms allow you to accurately evaluate the use of the driver compared to using the grid. For example, drivers can enter their requirements through the application, and artificial intelligence establishes a balance between the requirements of the driver and the power system for the battery.
Nissan owners were invited to join the Electric Nation V2G test because Leaf supports the Chademo connectivity standard, which is compatible with modern V2G technology.
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