Bjoern E Christensen

Bjoern has been at the forefront of VGI over the last 8 years being one of the key drivers of industry defining projects and actual V2G commercial deployments serving as the Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) of Nuvve, the world leader in V2G solutions.As CSO Bjoern was responsible for developing and implement strategies for Nuvve’s VGI expansion into the world market and specifically positioning Nuvve as the world leader in V2G solutions.Bjoern was a key driver of the Nikola and the Parker project in Denmark including key in writing the project applications and securing funding, and secured the qualification for Nuvve to participate in grid services in Denmark.Latest Bjoern secured Nuvve the large INVENT project at the University of San Diego funded by the California Energy Commission, to pave the way for commercial VGI fleet solutions in California and beyond. Bjoern served as the Principal Investigator on the project.During his time with Nuvve Bjoern worked closely with Prof. Willett Kempton widely considered the "Father of Vehicle-to-Grid" technology.Bjoern brings more than 30 years of international experience in Technology, Marketing, Business Development and Corporate Venture Capital.Prior to Nuvve, Bjoern co-founded the Corporate Venture fund Siemens Mustang Ventures in Silicon Valley and was named President & CEO.Siemens Mustang Ventures invested in some of the most successful IT/Networking startups of the time and helped them towards successful IPOs (COM21, Efficient Networks, Extreme Networks, Phone.Com, Virata, Sycamore Networks, Cambridge Silicon Radio).Through these investments Siemens gained access to best in class technologies on favorable conditions. Furthermore, he facilitated a number of M&A transactions, where Siemens acquired the portfolio companies.Later Bjoern served as President & CEO of Siemens Venture Capital (SVC), with worldwide responsibility for all Siemens AG venture investments. SVC had over 660M Euro under management in five funds: Energy, Industry, Healthcare , IT/Networking and Fund-in-Funds.Bjoern helped SVC to become one of the worlds most prominent and successful Corporate Venture Groups with 70+ direct investments and 30+ fund investments and with offices in San Jose, Boston, Munich, Beijing and Tel Aviv.Bjoern holds a Master of Science from the Technical University of Denmark and resides in Silicon Valley.

Why V2G is gaining momentum (6) – V2G Costs

A major impediment for V2G has mainly been the high cost of infrastructure The good news: costs* are coming down fast 1.    Infrastructure V2G DC chargers have decreased in price from ~$8,000+ to $2,500 (7.4 kW); V2G AC chargers (10kW-20kW) around $1,000 2.    Energy loss First V2G chargers could have a two-way energy loss of 30% – …

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Why V2G is gaining momentum (5) – Economics

For V2G to scale the economics for the players must be convincing. The potential for earning, saving money or improved energy resilience depends on geographic, regulations and tariffs. The earnings/savings can be shared e.g. with the EV owner to lower the cost of EV ownership. Some examples demonstrate the superior economics/value of V2G:  Society Lower CO2 …

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Why V2G is gaining momentum (4) – Standards

For V2G to scale, international standards must be in place. Until now the only standard for V2G communication between the EV/EVSE was the CHAdeMO standard. A new standard is underway that will add large momentum to V2G. The Combined Charging System (CCS) is fast becoming the dominant international standard of choice. A new standard protocol …

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Why V2G is gaining momentum (3) – Supply Chain – V2G Solutions

On 9/9/2020 Lucid Motors presented a next generation EV called Lucid Air. It moves EV technology to a new level over and above Tesla’s and sets new industry standards – not only in technology, but also in quality and comfort. One industry first is the “Wunderbox” (developed by Eric Bach and his team) – including an 19.2 kW onboard …

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Why V2G is gaining momentum (2) – The Supply Chain

Why V2G is gaining momentum (2) – The Supply Chain The V2G supply chain has so far been limited, but this is changing fast. Nissan and Mitsubishi were the only car makers offering V2G (outside Japan). The V2G EVSE supply was also limited (outside Japan) and expensive: Hitachi, Magnum Cap, Coritech, Princeton Power (now bankrupt) …

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Fra Catch-22 til Det Danske Klima Trilemma

”70% reduktion af CO2 in 2030 lyder fint – MEN – den grønne omstilling må hverken koste mange penge, velstand eller velfærd”. Det er angivelig den devise regeringen har givet Eldrup-kommissionen med på vejen når den blandt andet skal foreslå en ny afgiftsstruktur for hvordan transportsektoren kan yde sit bidrag dertil med op til en …

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California has to step up to the plate to get Energy Resilient Vehicles on the road and lead the world to more resilient energy infrastructures. Coping with wildfire and PSPS scenarios requires all hands-on deck.

This is the 6th of a series of blogs that describe the concept of the Energy Resilient Vehicle (ERV). In previous blogs I have explained how the car manufacturers and the regulatory bodies must step up to the table and help California deal with the wildfire and natural disaster threats through producing so-called ERVs: Blog …

California has to step up to the plate to get Energy Resilient Vehicles on the road and lead the world to more resilient energy infrastructures. Coping with wildfire and PSPS scenarios requires all hands-on deck. Read More »

Now is the time for the IOUs and Regulatory Bodies to step up and meet the EV manufacturers to help California mitigate the effects of wildfires and earthquakes (Part 5)

The Energy Resilient Vehicle This is the 5th of a series of blogs that describe the concept of the Energy Resilient Vehicle (ERV). In previous posts I have explained how the car manufacturers must step up to the table and help California deal with the wildfire and natural disaster threats through producing so-called ERVs. Blog …

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