ABB has unveiled a brand-new 11 kW station for bi-directional Vehicle-To-Grid (V2G) charging.
ABB will supply its brand-new 11 kW bi-directional charging technology to France’s DREEV, a joint venture between Électricité de France (EDF) and EV intelligent charging specialist Nuvve.
Once integrated with DREEV’s software technology, ABB’s solution will enable EV drivers to export surplus power back to the grid.
This novel V2G technology could generate up to $24/EV/month, thereby reducing the total cost of ownership and further boosting the adoption of EVs.
Moreover, bi-directional chargers could also help smooth the flow of uneven generation of electricity from renewable sources such as solar and wind.
Once it fulfills its commitment of supplying V2G bi-directional kiosks in France, ABB will follow this with installations across the UK, Italy, Belgium and Germany.
According to ABB, the light and compact 11 kW charger delivers a quick and flexible charge and is fully compatible with current and future EVs.
It meets the most stringent grid compliance requirements and is designed to be the global benchmark for V2G charging.
With the number of EVs predicted to rise to 559 million by 2040 – and 33% of the global fleet expected to be powered by electricity, the world’s energy ecosystem needs to evolve much further to support this transition.
No doubt, some electric cars currently support V2G, but it is expected to become a dominant technology within the next five years.
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