Nissan’s UK-based European R&D facility, Nissan Technical Centre Europe, has installed vehicle-to-grid technology, thus becoming the first Nissan entity in the firm’s European facility network to do so, according to an email sent to CleanTechnica.
The new installation is composed of 8 vehicle-to-grid (V2G) charger sites, which will be used by Nissan Technical Centre Europe (NTCE) employees. The installation was developed in partnership with Enel.
The new V2G chargers work as an intelligent energy management system that allows for both electric vehicle (EV) charging and for sending energy stored in EV battery packs back into the grid (for grid stabilization).
A press release on the matter provides a bit more: “The move marks an important step in the company’s plans to make its Intelligent Mobility vision a reality in Europe. The integration of V2G technology brings to life Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility vision, demonstrating how zero-emission vehicles such as the 100% electric Nissan Leaf and e-NV200 and energy management technologies can work in tandem to create a cleaner, more efficient energy network.”
The Vice President of Vehicle Design & Development at NTCE, David Moss, commented: “The installation of the V2G chargers at NTCE is a significant moment for us. It gives us the opportunity to showcase to the world how the energy management systems Nissan is developing can work in a real-life business situation. Integrating it into our own facilities demonstrates the confidence we have in the technology and our steadfast belief that our electric vehicles can play a pivotal role in developing an ecosystem of technologies that work seamlessly together to create sustainable and efficient solutions for the future.”
In related news, Nissan and Enel somewhat recently announced that they had completed their first commercial V2G customer installation in Europe. That installation, of 10 V2G chargers at Danish utility company Frederiksberg Forsyning’s headquarters, was installed by Enel.