Renault piloting vehicle-to-grid charging on a large scale
Group Renault is beginning the first large-scale pilot schemes in reversible electric charging.
Its alternating-current technology has the particularity of placing the reversible charger inside vehicles, so it just requires a simple, inexpensive adaptation of the existing charging terminals.
A fleet of fifteen Zoe vehicles with vehicle-to-grid charging will be introduced in Europe over the course of 2019 to develop Groupe's future offerings in reversible charging and lay the groundwork for the future standards —with partners’ help.
These pilot schemes will begin yesterday in Utrecht (the Netherlands) in an ecosystem developed by We Drive Solar and on Porto Santo Island (in the archipelago of Madeira, Portugal) with Empresa de Electricidade da Madeira, an energy supplier. Following these, more pilot schemes will be introduced in France, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden and Denmark.