Earlier this year, The Nissan Motor Company began European delivery of its extended-range electric van, the e-NV200. The updated vehicle’s larger, 40 kWh battery will bring its range up to 200 km, making the all-electric van attractive for urban delivery fleets. But the feature that has technologists excited is not to be found in a simple upsizing of the battery pack. Rather, it’s the built-in V2G (vehicle-to-grid) charging capability that offers a long dreamed-of solution in energy storage, achieving bi-directional energy flows between fleets of EVs and the powergrid.
The 2018 Nissan e-NV200 features a 40 kWh battery. Nissan is one of a few companies that have already begun to roll out vehicle to grid technology, although so far only in certain markets, in a limited capacity.
Image: Nissan Motor Company Ltd.
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