San Diego-based vehicle-to-grid (V2G) pioneer Nuvve and smart charging specialist IoTecha are joining forces to deploy and commercialize a bidirectional EV charging solution that uses the CCS standard and supports the ISO/IEC15118 protocol. The plan is to enable automotive OEMs to enable bidirectional energy flow on their vehicles using IoTecha and Nuvve technology. Future versions of the standard will be supported by over-the-air software updates.
The new V2G solution will allow EVs to perform bidirectional charging services while using secure cloud-to-cloud integrations. It will use IoTecha’s ISO/IEC 15118 technology, which has already been deployed in thousands of chargers and has been successfully interoperability-tested with most EV brands. Nuvve says the solution conforms to stringent industry requirements that will allow electric utilities to deliver precision metering and fast dispatch of services. Nuvve’s GIVe V2G platform includes a communication protocol designed to ensure battery protection by monitoring battery data from the vehicle.
One of the first implementations of the new integrated solution is expected to be electric school buses, which are seen as a particularly promising candidate for V2G because of the long periods of time that they typically spend parked. Electric school buses will be able to deliver a variety of services, from energy market participation to building energy optimization and resiliency services.
“The technology integration with IoTecha will enable a highly scalable implementation for V2G that can be used with multiple hardware providers and OEMs,” says Nuvve CEO Gregory Poilasne. “This is what is going to allow us to have standard supported products that can be securely connected and controlled.”
“Our IoT.ON platform, which includes our cloud and Combined Charging System on Module (CCSoM) controller modules, enables V2G implementation and allows us to take the CCS standard to the next level by integrating with Nuvve’s software platform,” says IoTecha CEO Oleg Logvinov. “Growing the ecosystem in a standards-based and secure way is what IoTecha is all about. Bidirectional functionality is a much-needed feature for EV sales growth.”