International automotive brands come together in the Danish project, Parker, to pave the way for the next generation of electric vehicles.
Applying Danish know-how and teaming up with grid integration specialists such as Enel, Nuvve and Insero, car manufacturers Nissan, Mitsubishi and PSA Groupe will develop a universal definition for grid integration, enabling electric vehicles worldwide to support a future power system based on renewable energy.
With an ambition to replace fossil fuels with renewable energy, the future power system will experience growing challenges in securing the necessary grid capacity and balancing the electricity grid. The Parker project will demonstrate how the electric vehicle can play a key role in solving this global challenge.
The project partners are at the forefront of grid integration development, and the car manufacturers Nissan, Mitsubishi and PSA Groupe have already implemented the technology known as vehicle-to-grid (V2G) in various car models. V2G is part of the technology that makes it possible for an electric vehicle to become grid integrated and provide electricity to and receive electricity from the grid. Through V2G technology, the vehicles can serve as power resources and thereby actively support the power grid.
However, a global rollout of grid-integrated vehicles calls for common ground – a universal definition – so thousands of electric vehicles of all makes and regardless of their location will be able to provide electricity to the power grid according to the local grid needs.
To achieve this common definition, the Danish project will demonstrate and define the technical capabilities, which future electric vehicles must support in order to roll out V2G worldwide. Furthermore, the project will take the first steps towards developing a Grid Integrated Vehicle (GIV) certificate that car manufacturers can apply to mark the vehicles’ ability to support the grid. Consequently, the project strengthens Denmark’s position as a global pioneer, when it comes to grid-integrated vehicles.
The Parker project will interface with and pull data from the Frederiksberg Pilot, just as the project will perform tests on seven electric vehicles and six charging stations, which are part of the project.
Besides playing a key role in global challenges such as air pollution, climate changes and balancing the electricity grid, V2G capabilities will make future electric vehicles more attractive to consumers, who among other things will be able to sell services to grid.[source: Insero]