Endesa showcases charger that enables electric vehicles to return power to the grid


Madrid, Spain — (METERING.COM) — June 20, 2012 – Endesa has showcased what is believed to be Europe’s first quick charge point allowing dual directionality of the load from the grid to the vehicle and back.

The new charge point, which was developed by Endesa in conjunction with the CITCEA centre of the UPC-BarcelonaTech and the Catalonia Institute for Energy Research (IREC), features V2G (vehicle to grid) and V2H (vehicle to home) technology. Thus, users will be able to decide whether to consume the electricity stored in their electric vehicle, power their home or even return the surplus to the grid.

The new system will be installed in Malaga later in the year, along with five bidirectional points, 16 quick charge points and 200 conventional charge points, as part of the ZEM2ALL (Zero Emissions Mobility to All) project. This 4-year, €60 million initiative, spearheaded by Endesa, will test the mass rollout of new e-mobility services in cities in Spain.