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San Diego, July 24th 2018

Nuvve Corporation is selected as a V2G system provider in Japan’s first ever V2G Aggregator Project by Toyota Tsusho Corporation and Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc.

Nuvve Corp. has been selected as a Vehicle to Grid (V2G) system provider of V2G demonstration project by Toyota Tsusho Corporation and Chubu Electric Power Co. Both companies had already been selected for awards to initiate a “V2G Aggregator Demonstration Project” as a part of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Agency for Natural Resources and Energy’s “FY2018 Subsidies for Virtual Power Plant Demonstration Project for Improvement of Energy Management in Demand Side.” Nuvve’s purpose of the project is to demonstrate Nuvve’s V2G aggregator technology in the Japanese market, guide Japanese market regulations, and provide Japan’s electrical system with solutions for managing their grid. This demonstration project began on May 29th 2018.

Nuvve’s CEO Gregory Poilasne said “since the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the Japanese energy providers and automotive industry have tried to find solutions for mitigating energy risks for the Japanese people, including solutions such as Vehicle to Home (V2H).  It just makes sense that we use electric vehicles (EV) as part of the energy solution.  Aggregating a large number of vehicles can provide a significant amount of power that can be used not only during emergency situations, but also for day to day grid balancing. These batteries will generate revenues for the vehicle owners, thus reducing the cost of ownership of an EV.  We are excited to be part of this project and look forward to working with our partners in this project.”

V2G technology, especially the more advanced forms of V2G, such as the ancillary service that provides frequency regulation to the electric grid from distributed electric vehicles, was conceptualized at the University of Delaware by Professor Willett Kempton (also Nuvve’s CTO) and has since been developed and deployed commercially by Nuvve Corporation. Nuvve Corporation will bring its existing V2G deployment experience to the Japanese market, enabling a faster implementation.

This innovative technology will enable the Japanese economy to support a wide deployment of electric vehicles across the country, as each vehicle becomes part of a virtual power plant that will be adapted to support the grid on a second by second basis. This flexibility allows the grid to adapt not only to the large foreseen EV growth, but also helps new renewable variable sources of energy such as wind and solar to be included in the country’s energy mix, thus contributing to reducing CO2 content of electricity for Japanese consumers.

About Nuvve: Nuvve Corp. is a San Diego based company, whose mission is to lower the cost of electrical vehicle (EV) ownership while supporting the integration of renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar. Their Grid Integrated Vehicle platform GIVe™ transforms EVs into grid assets when plugged while guaranteeing the expected level of charge when the vehicle owner needs it. The aggregation of thousands of electric vehicles into a virtual power plant using the GIVe platform, allows Nuvve to participate in electricity markets with a power capacity comparable to traditional generators. Based on vehicle-to-grid technology or V2G, the GIVe platform gives benefits to public organisations, businesses and homes by reducing the cost of electric infrastructure and reducing CO2 emissions.

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About Toyota Tsusho Corp.

Toyota Tsusho Corporation (TTC), based in Nagoya and Tokyo, is a trading company and member of the Toyota Group. Toyota Tsusho has a worldwide presence through its many subsidiaries and operating divisions, including over 150 offices, and 900 subsidiaries and affiliates around the world.  While its primary role is to support its automotive partners, Toyota Tsusho’s business is very diverse, spanning industrial, commercial, and consumer sectors. Business areas include industrial raw materials, agricultural products, high technology, and renewable energy.

About Chubu Electric Power Co.,Inc. :

Chubu Electric Power, based in Nagoya, is the third-largest electric power utility in Japan. Main generation facilities include nuclear, thermal and hydro power with the capacity of 33GW. The length of transmission lines and distribution lines reach 12,000 km and 130,000 km, respectively.  Chubu Electric Power has been diversifying its business, other than electric power supply, to gas supply, on-site energy business, overseas consulting and investment, real estate management service and IT business.

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