Boulder Electric Vehicle has completed three successful demonstrations of their Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) electric trucks in three separate locations including Michigan, Colorado and California.
Royal Oak, Michigan. With 60 kilowatts of power going in and coming out of the vehicles, Boulder EV reached a new milestone and became the 1st EV truck manufacturer in the world to successfully demonstrate V2G bi-directional charging.
Ft. Carson, Colorado. The US Army Corp of Engineers and the SPIDERS project signed off on verifying full charge and discharge of the vehicle at 60 kilowatts of power.
Los Angeles, California. The third demonstration took place at Boulder Electric Vehicle’s Los Angeles plant. The California Energy Commission awarded Boulder Electric Vehicle a $3 million grant from its Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program to support the opening of BEV’s second plant, located in Los Angeles, CA. The Energy Commission’s grant manager toured the facility for a final inspection prior to production starting in January 2014.
Boulder Electric Vehicle’s first V2G demonstrations outside the Coritech lab and the Department of Defense are happening in Los Angeles. Boulder EV purchased a bi-directional DC charger from Coritech Services that will be solely used in their Los Angeles plant.
As of today Boulder Electric Vehicle is the only electric truck manufacturer in the world to demonstrate working vehicle-to-grid charging at 60 kilowatts of power outside of the SPIDERS project in Fort Carson, Colorado.
Boulder EV and Coritech Services will be providing demonstration units comprised of a charger and a truck to private utility companies beginning fall of this year.
Boulder EV will also be showcasing a Vehicle-2-Grid capable truck, alongside a Coritech DC quick charger, at the Plug-In 2013 Conference & Exposition in San Diego, CA. The conference kicks off September 30 th and runs through October 3 rd.[wzslider height=”400″ lightbox=”true”]