EVBox and The Mobility House have partnered to accelerate the transition to emissions-free mobility with Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) technologies.
EVBox will provide hardware for projects that involve V2G implemented by The Mobility House.
The Mobility House will provide compatible smart charging software to successfully pave the way for a new generation of mobility.
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The partnership comes at a time the two are companies are investing heavily in research and development of innovative solutions with the aim of bringing intelligent EV charging technologies to the market.
How EVs can solve energy and grid issues
Reducing the transport sector’s greenhouse gas emissions isn’t the only benefit of driving electric. While switching to renewable energy is still dependent on weather conditions, electric cars could be used as temporary energy storage since they remain stationary for the majority of the day and night.
The Mobility House has developed an intelligent technology, the Charging and Energy Management system ChargePilot, that optimises the interplay of electric cars, stationary second-life battery storage, and bidirectional electric vehicles (Vehicle-to-Grid, V2G).
A fossil free island is showing the way
A great example of this partnership is the project on the island of Porto Santo in Madeira Archipelago, Portugal—also known as “Smart Fossil Free Island”. The ongoing project started in 2018 with Groupe Renault, EEM, Empresa de Electricidade da Madeira, S.A., and The Mobility House.
The common goal is to transform the island into a shining example of sustainability. This will be achieved by increasing the contribution of wind and solar power to the island’s total electricity supply through the intelligent integration of electric cars and second-life battery storage. EVBox allocated bidirectional AC charging stations to this project, which allow electric cars provided by Renault to direct energy from their batteries back to the electricity grid (V2G).