EDF launches V2G service for customers of the Nissan fleet in the United Kingdom
EDF is launching a new commercial charging service in the UK using vehicle-to-grid technology established through its joint venture, Dreev with Nuvve, in 2019. Nissan is on board and will offer the new V2G service exclusively to fleet customers. Leaf and e-NV200 models.
EDF and Nissan expect fleet operators to earn around 350 pounds per loader per year using V2G service, the equivalent of around 410 euros. The utility says it assumes an average electricity cost of 11.54 pence / kWh (13.5 cents / kWh) and consumption of 0.33 kWh / kilometer.
The service builds on Dreev’s existing technology, initially incorporated into the joint venture by Nuvve. The San Diego-based green energy company has previously worked with Nissan, both in Denmark and the UK, where the companies were working to install a 1000 V2G charger network and fleet of electric vehicles in the UK, as indicated.
The company also plans to install 1,500 “smart electric chargers” in the UK through the joint venture with EDF. As usual, V2G chargers store energy at less busy times to make it available for sale in energy markets or to support grid flexibility during peak energy consumption times.
For the new project, fleet customers can expect to install an 11kW compact charger capable of charging a Nissan Leaf in 3 hours and 30 minutes, depending on the battery model, with built-in Dreev technology. . Plus, it connects to an app that tracks charging data and ultimately saves money.
Philip Valarino, Acting EV Project Manager at EDF, said: “Our hope is that forward-thinking companies across the country will be persuaded to convert their traditional fleets to electricity, giving them both an environmental and an advantage. economical in an increasingly crowded market. . “
The focus remains on B2B solutions, as EDF and Nuvve formulated when Dreev was created in 2019. Besides the UK, they focus on electric vehicle markets such as France, Belgium and Italy.