What is Vehicle to Grid?

Smart charging (V1G) enables control over the charging of EVs in a way which allows the charging power to be increased and decreased or started or stopped as instructed by the charge point demand management software. Vehicle to Grid (V2G) goes a step further and enables bi-directional charging so that the EV battery can be […]

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What is the difference between the new ‘Electric Nation Vehicle to Grid’ project and the first ‘Electric Nation’ project?

The original Electric Nation project successfully examined the impact of Electric Vehicle (EV) charging on local networks and also showed that smart charging is a highly effective way to mitigate any possible excessive demand. However, in the last two years bi-directional (or V2G) charging has emerged as a likely feature of the domestic EV charging […]

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Why is the V2G charger only available for selected Nissan EV drivers?

Nissan has outpaced other car manufacturers by bringing V2G-compatible EV models to the market using CHAdeMO charging protocols, which are the only charging protocol that allows V2G charging at the moment. The new Nissan LEAF and the Nissan e-NV200 are currently the only vehicles which the Electric Nation Vehicle to Grid project will be supporting. […]

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Will the trial damage my EV’s battery and affect my Nissan battery warranty?

Nissan batteries are designed to cope with the things that can increase battery degradation, like excessive rapid charging. Nissan has conducted – and continues to conduct – research investigating these impacts under various V2G conditions and scenarios. So far Nissan V2G trials haven’t shown increased ageing of the battery. But this is a new technology […]

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