In what London-based OVO Energy is calling a world first, owners of Nissan electric vehicles (EV) now will have access to a commercially available domestic vehicle-to-grid (V2G) charger.
With OVO’s newly launched VCharge system, EV owners can charge their car batteries and have the option to sell surplus power from those batteries back to the electricity grid during peak demand. OVO also launched a companion Smart Charger for charging during off-peak hours, when electricity rates are cheaper than peak hours.
The VCharge system will be available initially to 1,000 owners of Nissan’s LEAF and e-NV200 electric van in a two-year trial. Nissan said that the two EVs are the only fully electric vehicles on the market that support this technology. [rew]