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Richard Harrington, minister of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, announced the funding for the large-scale V2G demonstrator project.
It will consist of 1,000 V2G installations that will evaluate a commercial offer to EV fleet customers. An aggregator will control the chargers and collect data from them to understand the technical characteristics of V2G charging for both vehicles and electricity networks.
A consortium, led by Nissan, will bring EV expertise to the project. It’s made up of infrastructure provider Nuvve, National Grid, UK Power Networks and Northern Grid. Research will be provided by Newcastle University and Imperial College London.
Nissan says that V2G will leverage its brand commitment to Nissan Intelligent Mobility to ‘transform the way people drive’.
Francisco Carranza, managing director of Nissan Energy at Nissan Europe, said: ‘Nissan has been saying for a long time that the future is electric. That forward-thinking led us to produce the world’s most successful mass market EV – the Nissan Leaf.