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NewMotion launches V2G solution for home or office

By / 3 years ago / UK News / No Comments

A new EV charger designed to make Vehicle-to-Grid technology (V2G) more accessible to homes as well as offices is being introduced by NewMotion.

NewMotion’s bi-directional V2X charger is developed for home and office use

The Dutch EV charging provider has teamed up with charging equipment developer eNovates and PRE Power Developers, a developer and manufacturer of power electronics, to develop the Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) solution, which is not only able to return power back to the energy grid but also to a home or office as well.

The charger brings cloud-based control said to offer a very fast response capacity between charging and discharging as well as small dimensions, minimal weight and claimed easy installation, making it very suitable for home charging.

Sander Ouwerkerk, business development director of NewMotion, said the technology could help with the roll-out of plug-in vehicles: “We see that Nissan and Mitsubishi are real pioneers of V2X technology at present, and we wanted to make the bi-directional possibilities, that their cars offer, usable for everyone.

“By cleverly dealing with the storage of clean, renewable energy from wind and solar, we can accelerate the switch to an emission-free world. This is possible without major investments in the grid because electric vehicles can keep peaks in supply and demand within the current limits through these V2X services.”

Bart Vereecke of eNovates also outlined how the device is said to be staking new ground: “Together we are the first worldwide to offer an affordable bi-directional service whose device is light enough to hang on a wall. In addition, with our Vehicle-to-Everything technology, you can, for example, power your house in the evenings, with power generated from solar panels in the office during the day.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 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 edits all the Fleet World websites and newsletters, and loves to hear about any latest industry news - or gossip.