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Vehicle-to-Grid technology on trial in Amsterdam

Charging solutions provider NewMotion has installed V2G-charge points in Amsterdam under a new pilot.

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The new V2G pilot scheme will take place in Amsterdam

Run in partnership with grid company Alliander, technology company Enervalis and innovation platform Amsterdam Smart City, the pilot has deployed the V2G-charge points at a number of public locations, as well as at the offices of accounting firm PwC and at a large sports facility, where they can also be used to provide electricity direct to the organisation – dubbed Vehicle-to-Office.

The pilot is part of the City-Zen programme, which aims to create more energy-efficient cities throughout Europe.

Sytse Zuidema, CEO, NewMotion, said: “In the Netherlands alone, we’re expecting to see around one million electric vehicles on the roads by 2025. At the same time, the decentralised generation of electricity through solar panels and wind turbines is responsible for an ever-increasing share of the total electricity supply. Due to the irregular availability of sun and wind, it is imperative that storage capacity becomes available, so that sustainably generated electricity can be stored for peak moments in energy demand. These developments pave the way for the broad deployment of V2G technology.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 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. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.