A new commercial charging service using vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology has been launched in the U.K. by EDF Group subsidiary DREEV in collaboration with Nissan. The technology allows for two-way energy flow by recharging an electric vehicle (EV) battery when electricity is at its cheapest and discharging excess energy to sell back into the grid.

The V2G system is available for fleet owners of Nissan’s LEAF and e-NV200 models and will allow fleet Source: EDFSource: EDFcustomers to achieve around £350 savings per charger each year, which equates to approximately 9,000 miles of driving charge annually.

The business solution includes the supply and installation of a two-way connected compact 11 kW charger capable of fully charging a Nissan LEAF, depending on the battery model, in just 3 hours and 30 minutes, 50% faster than a standard charger. A dedicated DREEV smart phone application defines the user vehicle's driving energy requirements, tracks the state of charge in real time and controls charging at any time.

Businesses can adopt the technology to support the grid by consuming low carbon energy and meet net zero and decarbonization goals while reducing their costs.

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