Renault scheme transforms EVs into energy storage units

Pilot scheme beginning today aims to cut electric vehicles’ running costs and reduce energy usage from 2020

Renault has launched a revolutionary pilot scheme that aims to prove the feasibility of vehicle-to-grid charging systems by placing energy storage units aboard electric vehicles (EVs).

A fleet of Zoes have been adapted to enable reversible charging, which could help to bolster electricity supply at peak times. Renault anticipates that the technology will be ready for installation on customer vehicles as early as next year.

The system enables electric vehicles to stockpile energy supplies at times of low demand and then transfer electricity back to the grid when appropriate. By moderating power usage in this way, it could reduce strain on national electricity infrastructure, promote energy conservation and save its users money on running costs.

The first trials begin today in the Dutch city of Utrecht, in partnership with We Drive Solar, and on the Portuguese island of Porto Santo, where the scheme is backed by energy supplier Empresa de Electricidade da Madeira.

Read more: Autocar via Fuel Included News

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    Pilot scheme beginning today aims to cut electric vehicles’ running costs and reduce energy usage from 2020 Renault has launched a revolutionary pilot
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    Energy storage unit? Leaf TV ads about 4 years back had a lady drive into her garage, flick a switch and the car fans the house. A few plugs, RCD ,and away we go.!

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