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Government funding to help explore V2G for fleets

An EDF Energy project to explore the fleet case for vehicle-to-grid technologies has become one of 21 schemes to secure multi-million government funding.

Nissan is amongst the other winners of funding for vehicle-to-grid technology

Nissan is amongst the other winners of funding for vehicle-to-grid technology

Almost £30m in funding is being awarded by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles and Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy to enable the projects to trial how electric vehicles could be used to deliver electricity back to the smart grid, powering businesses and homes.

This includes EDF Energy’s V2GO scheme, which will be based in Oxford and will evaluate potential business models for V2G on a fleet basis based on 100 electric business cars and vans  from organisations including several delivery and taxi companies.

The government competition, run by Innovate UK, also saw winners including SSE Services, Nissan, OVO Energy, Octopus Energy, Cisco, Flexisolar and AT Kearney secure funding for up to 70% of project costs.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.