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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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