AutoBlog: It’s payback time from your “Cashback Car”

BY: Richard Canny The problem with lithium-ion batteries is that they’re just still too costly. And heavy. And large. When the electric vehicles(EVs) that those batteries are installed in are actually being driven, their operating cost is unbeatable – about two to three cents per mile. The problem is that the typical EV (like most vehicles) sits idle for about 95 percent of the time. Having an expensive asset sitting idle […]

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Tech Crunch: Energy is the New Internet

If you’re not paying attention to what’s going on in energy, you should. We’ve seen this movie before. Spoiler alert: There’s massive economic opportunity ahead. How massive? Imagine standing in 1992, knowing that Google, Akamai, Netflix, Facebook, Amazon, eBay, BuzzFeed and Uber lay ahead. This time it’s the “enernet,” not the internet, that will transform our lives. The story is the same, though the players have changed. Here’s the tee […]

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GridMotion Project: reducing electric vehicle usage cost thanks to smart charging process

Paris,France May 5th 2017 GridMotion Project: reducing electric vehicle usage cost thanks to smart charging process Groupe PSA, Direct Energie, Enel, Nuvve, Proxiserve and the Technical University of Denmark have launched the GridMotion project with the aim of evaluating possible savings achieved by real-life electric vehicle (EV) users through the implementation of smart charging and discharging strategies for EVs. An electric driver’s electricity bill could be reduced, with no impact […]

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PR NewsWire: Nuvve GIVe™ Platform, the World’s Largest Aggregator Participates in TenneT’s Frequency Regulation Market in the Netherlands

May 4, 2016 SAN DIEGO, May 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Nuvve’s GIVe™ Platform based on the work done by Prof. Willett Kempton at theUniversity of Delaware has not only been approved by TenneT in order to participate in the frequency regulation market, but it has also been aggregating more than 19,000 electric vehicle charging stations since January 2016, adjusting instantaneously the charging rate of thousands of EVs at any one time […]

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Smart Grid News: Discovery Showcase: 5 pretty cool new smart grid technologies

By Liz Enbysk SGN Managing Editor   As you might imagine, we get inundated with press releases about new smart grid technologies. We can’t do justice to all of them, but now and then try to highlight a few we think you’ll be interested in as part of our Discovery Showcase series. Below is our latest installment.   V2G for real:  San Diego-based startup Nuvve is commercially launching an interesting […]

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Automotive World: Nissan and Enel launch groundbreaking vehicle-to-grid project in the UK

Automotive industry leader Nissan and multinational power company Enel today confirmed plans to launch a major vehicle-to-grid (V2G) trial – the first ever carried out in the UK. The trial will work by installing and connecting one hundred V2G units at locations agreed by private and fleet owners of the Nissan LEAF and e-NV200 electric van. By giving Nissan electric vehicle owners the ability to plug their vehicles into the V2G system, owners will […]

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NJ Spotlight: Prototype Electric Vehicle Pumps Power Back Onto the Grid

By: Tom Johnson September 27, 2011 Grid operators could tap into car’s batteries when vehicle is parked and plugged in.   Here’s a novel thought: Instead of draining electricity from the power grid, electric vehicles can become a mobile source of generating power, especially at times of peak demand. It’s a concept that NRG Energy, a Princeton-based company with a growing renewable energy portfolio, and the University of Delaware are […]

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AutoWeek: Electric cars can become electricity banks

Ever try to store electricity? It won’t stay in a bottle, and you can’t keep it in your sock drawer. So when you have a lot of it–say, when it’s windy and your wind turbines are really spinning, or when it’s sunny and your gallium arsenide photovoltaics are lighting up, or at night when the utility’s generators can run unhindered–you have to store it somewhere. But where? How about in […]

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The New York Times: In a Blackout, Nissan, Mitsubishi and Toyota E.V.’s Could Function as Generators

BY Jim Motavalli   Once the province of home hobbyists and a few academics, vehicle-to-grid charging, or V2G, is gaining momentum. When appropriately equipped, a plug-in hybrid or purely electric vehiclecan operate like a generator on wheels, powering a house in a blackout or feeding electricity to the grid. New devices that enable V2G are being developed for the Japanese market by Nissan, Mitsubishi and Toyota, with the first systems […]

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