NUVVE AND WALLBOX CHARGERS ANNOUNCE THE FIRST OF ITS KIND V2G COLLABORATION IN IBERIA
The vehicle-to-grid (V2G) partnership incorporates Wallbox’s multi-CES winning bidirectional charger, Quasar, and Nuvve’s state-of-the-art GIVe™ energy management platform.
The combined technology is expected to be available to consumers in early 2022 in Spain and Portugal and to follow thereafter in the U.S. and other leading markets.
BARCELONA, SPAIN, SAN DIEGO, CAL (October 18, 2021) – Wallbox Chargers (NYSE: WBX) and Nuvve Holding Corp. (Nasdaq: NVVE), announced a first of its kind vehicle-to-grid (V2G) partnership in Iberia designed to reduce mounting pressure on the grid and offer users significant financial incentives.
The partnership will incorporate Wallbox’s pioneering hardware, Quasar, the world’s first DC bidirectional home charger, into Nuvve’s patented V2G software technology, GIVe™. The partnership comes at an opportune time, when pressure on the grid is rapidly rising in the Iberian peninsula, where household energy prices have risen by 35% over the past year.
Nuvve’s GIVe™ platform intelligently tracks and identifies the optimal time for a user to charge their electric vehicle (EV), prioritizing charging during low tariff periods. The integration with Wallbox’s two-way charger is designed to give the added flexibility to store energy and discharge excess energy from an EV’s battery back to the grid and assist in reducing rising grid pressure. Cooperating in V2G can provide users access to significant financial incentives, which can be worth upwards of 500 Euros a year.
In addition to reducing energy costs, Nuvve’s V2G technology can help users transition to a more sustainable lifestyle by helping minimize their carbon footprint. By optimizing the charge and discharge based off the CO2 intensity, users can help offset CO2 emission by an average of 250kg per car per year. To put this in perspective, regular one-way charging with no time of use optimization can result in approximately 1000kg of CO2 emissions per vehicle per year to be emitted, compared to an actual savings achieved through V2G charging. The delta is significant and allows customers participating in V2G to be net negative in their CO2 emissions.
“Quasar was engineered to transform electric vehicles into powerful energy sources to both reduce mounting pressure on the grid and to give EV drivers more control over how they consume power – our partnership with Nuvve marks an important milestone in making this sophisticated technology accessible to users everywhere,” said Eduard Castañeda, CPO and co-founder of Wallbox.
“Building on our experience with Wallbox for the E-Flex project in the United Kingdom, this new collaboration on their award-winning Quasar product helps extend the positive benefits of V2G to the Iberian peninsula, furthering the reach of V2G in Europe,” said Christian Blom, director of European operations for Nuvve. “Giving residents access to this cutting-edge technology allows EV users to multiply the positive effects of their investment in zero emission vehicles and contribute to a cleaner planet.”
EV drivers can now register their interest in the partnership program in Spain and Portugal through Wallbox’s website.
About Wallbox Chargers
Wallbox is a global company, dedicated to changing the way the world uses energy in the electric vehicle industry. Wallbox creates smart charging systems that combine innovative technology with outstanding design and manage the communication between vehicle, grid, building and charger. Wallbox offers a complete portfolio of charging and energy management solutions for residential, semi-public and public use in more than 60 countries. Founded in 2015, with headquarters in Barcelona, Wallbox’s mission is to facilitate the adoption of electric vehicles today to make more sustainable use of energy tomorrow. The company employs over 500 people in Europe, Asia, and the Americas.
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About Nuvve Holding Corp.
Nuvve Holding Corp. (Nasdaq: NVVE) (Nuvve) is accelerating the electrification of transportation through its proprietary vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology. Its mission is to lower the cost of electric vehicle ownership while supporting the integration of renewable energy sources, including solar and wind. Nuvve’s Grid Integrated Vehicle, GIVe™, platform is refueling the next generation of electric vehicle fleets through intelligent, bidirectional charging solutions. Since its founding in 2010, Nuvve has launched successful V2G projects on five continents and is deploying commercial services worldwide by developing partnerships with utilities, automakers, and electric vehicle fleets. Nuvve is headquartered in San Diego, California, USA and can be found online at www.nuvve.com.
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