The “Vehicle to Grid” (V2G) technology translates into two-way power flow by allowing charging and discharging of the electric vehicle battery. The V2G (vehicle to grid) allows an electric car to be connected to the grid, charging or discharging its battery. One of the advantages of V2G (vehicle to grid) is its ability to compensate for fluctuations in the grid, especially when using renewable energy such as photovoltaics and wind energy.
The V2G emerged for MAGNUM CAP in 2013 under an IDT application. The project enabled the construction of the first bi-directional prototype charger. In that year there was no commercial version of any car allowing the use of the technology, the first cars appear in 2014 with the NISSAN LEAF, 2nd generation. MAGNUM CAP together with NISSAN had to advance this work in 2013, with a 1st generation LEAF, making some adaptations – We still have this first car in the factory
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The V2G began to gain prominence in Japan after the tsunami when power outages led Japanese society to look at electric cars as energy under wheels and with backup capacity in the event of a power outage.
Most of the cars that currently allow bidirectionality are therefore of Japanese origin: Nissan (Leaf, NV200e) and Mitsubishi (outlander), and recently Renault also expressed a desire to evolve in this direction.
The MAGNUM CAP prototype attracted interest from some customers who realized the potential of the technology and MAGNUM CAP quickly had to evolve from a prototype to a robust product.
MAGNUM CAP’s commitment to this technology has allowed the internationalization and opening of several markets, with sales that go beyond V2G chargers – MAGNUM CAP is currently present in 28 countries.
Participation in several pilots allowed experience and information that resulted in substantial improvements to the product. The MAGNUM CAP V2G charger is currently adapted to most markets and power grids, meeting IEC, G99 and VDE standards.
In the year of 2017 was sold about 100 machines, a number that was duplicated in 2018. Our machines are present in projects of the recent company DREEV, a joint venture of EDF and Nuvve. The goal of DREEV is the growth of commercial V2G projects, especially in the countries where EDF is present.