EDF, through its subsidiary DREEV, has partnered Nissan to launch a commercial electric vehicle (EV) charging service using vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology.
The new offer is available for fleet owners of Nissan’s LEAF and e-NV200 models, with EDF claiming fleet customers can achieve around £350 in savings per charge each year.
The solution includes the supply and installation of a two-way connected compact 11kW charger with integrated DREEV technology, with DREEV itself being a joint venture between EDF and Nuvve.
The DREEV V2G technology allows for two-way energy flow, recharging an EV’s battery when electricity is at its cheapest and discharging excess energy to sell back to the grid.
A dedicated DREEV smartphone application is also included in the solution to define the vehicles’ driving energy requirements, track their state or charge in real time and control charging at any time.
“Our hope is that forward-thinking businesses across the country will be persuaded to convert their traditional fleets to electric, providing them with both an environmental and economic advantage in an increasingly crowded market,” Philip Valarino, interim head of EV Projects at EDF, said.
EDF signed an EV cooperation agreement with Nissan in 2019, with this aiming to bring forward new EV charging technologies including V2G.
V2G was the topic of the latest in of the Current± Briefings series, which can be viewed here.