N After an initial field test on the Portuguese island of Porto Santo, Renault is planning further locations for testing its vehicle-to-grid technology (V2G). The batteries installed in the vehicles can not only draw electricity from the grid, but also release the stored energy again. Such an electric car is a decentralized power storage.
In times of low traffic, when households need a lot of electricity, consumption peaks can be cushioned. This can be the case, for example, at a soccer World Cup final, when stoves, refrigerators and televisions are running, but many cars are left in the garages or carports.
Low conversion costs for the charging stations
Also Cars can provide electricity at public charging stations if the charging points are converted accordingly. After Porto Santo, this has now also been done in the Dutch city of Utrecht, with further stations in France, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden and Denmark to follow. Renault provides 15 V2G-capable Renault Zoe for the practical tests. at Renault director for electric vehicles. “Vehicle-to-Grid is a cornerstone of the connected ecosystems created by Renault. We decided to use the corresponding technologies in the vehicles in order to keep the costs for the charging stations low. This enables us to plan on a grand scale. ”
The Renault Zoe is a small car that was developed as an electric car from the start and first came onto the market in 2013. Facelifts and updates brought among other things a more powerful electric motor and more battery capacity for a longer range. According to its own information, Renault has sold over 19,000 Zoe in Germany since its market launch, 6,400 of which last year.