The car that cares




  • V2X Suisse consortium to explore how EVs can support balance vitality demand from customers and offer
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  • 50 Honda e electrical automobiles will sign up for car or truck-sharing service for groundbreaking demo in Switzerland
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  • Honda Electricity Manager bi-directional charging technological innovation will be used to feed electricity again from EVs into the grid
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As component of the upcoming stage into the vitality administration enterprise, Honda is partnering with the V2X Suisse consortium to demonstrate the vital function of electrical vehicles (EVs) and bi-directional charging technology in the future of energy administration.

Honda will offer 50 Honda e electric powered automobiles to Switzerland’s vehicle sharing operator, Mobility. The Honda e models will be used as element of a car or truck sharing fleet in a pioneering trial which employs the Honda e’s bi-directional charging functionality to feed electrical power again to the grid when the vehicles are not in use for sharing. To allow bi-directional charging, Honda is also offering 35 Honda Power Supervisor units. These will produce vehicle-to-grid (V2G) electrical power recovery functionality for Mobility, at several city and suburban sites across Switzerland.

The V2X Suisse demo includes the world’s very first mass-deployment of the COMBO-CCS (Combined Charging Process) configuration with bi-directional operation: at the moment Honda e is the only electrical car in the European sector to allow for both equally charging and discharging, as standard, for the European charging technique CCS, generating the Honda e the ideal auto to be a part of the fleet.

Honda Energy Manager is a bi-directional system that connects EVs to a electricity grid, enabling the selection and distribution of electricity amongst the two. This allows for clever balancing of the provide and demand of power, which includes the greater use of renewable resources and supports the stabilisation of the grid.

In this task, a overall of 50 Honda e units will be allotted to 40 stations throughout Switzerland. A one Honda e can feed up to 20 kilowatts of energy back again into the grid when plugged into a bi-directional charging station. This not only regulates power to stabilise the grid throughout durations of high demand from customers and minimise bottlenecks in the distribution of power, but also cuts down the have to have for highly-priced grid expansions as demand from customers for EV charging increases.

Working with a cloud-to-cloud IT system produced by fellow consortium member sunshine2wheel, the Honda Electrical power Supervisor models can take care of the accessible electricity for each EV in 15 minute cycles to evaluate and regulate the circulation of electrical energy. The plan will help Honda to confirm the romance amongst automobile utilization frequency and V2G operation, real V2G procedure time and frequency, and how this impacts on consumer advantage.

Honda aims to create a sustainable modern society with zero environmental effect by connecting electrified mobility goods and vitality solutions, whilst contributing to the ‘freedom of mobility’ and ‘expanding the use of renewable energy. Not only the clever electrical motor vehicle, but improvements this kind of as the bi-directional Honda Electricity Manager charging procedure will develop into significantly critical in a upcoming carbon neutral society the place equally EVs and the use of renewable power will turn into commonplace.

Via a genuine-planet demonstration, Honda can perform knowledge assortment and assessment of automobile sharing and V2G battery strength products and services, which will guide to the growth of Honda’s future vitality products and services.

The genuine demonstration of this challenge will start from September 2022, and will operate right up until the finish of 2023, involves consortium associates Mobility, EVTEC, solar2wheel, tiko, Novatlantis and ETH Zurich, and is supported by the Swiss Federal Business of Vitality.