Nissan in partnership with EDF, through EDF Group subsidiary DREEV, have launched a new commercial charging service using vehicle to grid (V2G) technology in the UK.
The commercial V2G solution means businesses can support the grid by consuming low carbon energy, and progress towards their net zero and decarbonisation targets, while reducing their costs.
The V2G technology developed by DREEV, which is a joint venture between EDF and Nuvve – a global solution provider in V2G technology, allows for two-way energy flow; both recharging an EV’s battery when electricity is at its cheapest, and discharging excess energy to sell back into the grid.
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In the UK, the EDF V2G offer is available for fleet owners of Nissan’s LEAF and e-NV200 models and will allow fleet customers to achieve around $488 savings per charger each year, which equates to approximately 9,000 miles of driving charge per year.
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Philip Valarino, Interim Head of EV Projects at EDF, said: “Today’s announcement marks an important step on the UK’s journey towards electric mobility. By combining the expertise and capabilities of EDF, Nissan and Dreev we have produced a solution that could transform the EV market as we look to help the UK in its journey to achieve Net Zero.
“Our hope is that forward-thinking businesses across the country will be persuaded to convert their traditional fleets to electric, providing them with both an environmental and economic advantage in an increasingly crowded market.”
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Andrew Humberstone, Managing Director, NMGB, said: “We are delighted to be working with EDF on the deployment and democratisation of V2G technology and in providing yet another reason for transport to electrify.”
Any savings will be dependent on the customer’s tariff, EV usage and DNO connection. Assumed average electricity cost calculated at 11.54p/kWh and a fuel consumption of 0.33kWh/mile. EDF will carry out a bespoke study based on customers’ requirements and unique circumstances in order to provide a breakdown of estimated savings.