Nissan and EDF Group have signed a cooperation agreement to accelerate the delivery of electric mobility together, particularly through the smart charging of electric vehicles. This agreement applies to the United Kingdom, France, Belgium and Italy.
The cooperation agreement focuses mainly on developing smart charging solutions (vehicle to grid or V2G) by bringing together technologies developed and mastered by both companies. Smart charging refers to technologies that optimize the charging or discharging of an electric vehicle in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
As part of the cooperation agreement, Nissan is responsible for the sale of V2G compatible electric vehicles, and EDF Group is in charge of V2G charging solutions and related services.
- Fundamental to Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility vision is the integration of electric vehicles into society, with V2G technology offering significant benefits to electricity grids and providing new financial opportunities to businesses. As increasing numbers of drivers and businesses make the switch to 100% electric vehicles, Nissan achieved record sales for both the Nissan LEAF and e-NV200 van in Europe last year.
- EDF Group is committed to promote clean mobility for everyone, in particular by developing “smart charging” solutions with tangible benefits to customers. These fully integrated solutions include the management of the battery’s charge and discharge as well as flexibility services to the grid available through storage. They are carried by Izivia, a wholly owned subsidiary of the EDF Group specializing in charging infrastructure, and Dreev, the newly launched EDF-NUVVE joint venture, specializing in V2G commercial solutions.
“This new partnership with EDF across four major European markets is another sign that our vision of an electric ecosystem is becoming a reality,” said Francisco Carranza, managing director for Nissan Energy in Europe. “Businesses are becoming increasingly aware of the benefits and opportunities offered by the Nissan LEAF and e-NV200, and adding a V2G solution is a logical next step for managing their energy supply and opening new revenue opportunities.”