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Nissan looks for businesses to host Vehicle-to-Grid technology

Nissan is seeking companies running EVs to take part in Vehicle-to-Grid technology trials as it pushes ahead with installing the technology in its own facilities.

Row of V2G chargers and Nissan LEAFs

The V2G chargers work with Nissan’s EVs to provide an intelligent energy management system that can charge vehicles and enable them to give stored energy back to the grid

The carmaker’s UK-based European R&D facility, Nissan Technical Centre Europe (NTCE), has become the first Nissan facility to deploy the technology in line with plans to roll it out at all its major facilities in Europe.

Developed by Nissan in partnership with multinational energy provider Enel, eight V2G chargers have been installed at the site and will be available for all NTCE employees to use.

David Moss, vice president, vehicle design & development, NTCE, said integrating the technology into its own facilities “demonstrates the confidence we have in the technology and our steadfast belief that our electric vehicles can play a pivotal role in developing an ecosystem of technologies that work seamlessly together to create sustainable and efficient solutions for the future”.

In August Nissan and Enel announced their first commercial V2G customer in Europe. Danish utility company, Frederiksberg Forsyning, has deployed 10 V2G units from Enel at its headquarters, making it the first business to commercially integrate and host the units.

Francisco Carranza, director of energy services, Nissan Europe, said: “Nissan has always been at the forefront of EV technology development and we’re excited to be using our expertise to help change the way people consume energy. Through the integration of Nissan EVs we can help shape a society whose energy use is sustainable, efficient and affordable. It could change the rules of the game and make energy cheaper for everyone.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 14 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. Natalie works across the magazine portfolio and updates the company websites with daily news, interviews and road test content.