Industry learnings (reports)

This list is a selection of public reports that provide valuable insight into the technology, business, or policy for V2G. Please contact us to submit another report. Reports of individual projects can be found on each specific project page on this website. This overview of industry learnings currently includes only reports, and no research papers or presentations.

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Commercial Viability of V2G: Project Sciurus White PaperCENEX2021 View Fill 1Created with Sketch.Fill 1Created with Sketch.
The A–Z of V2G: A comprehensive analysis of vehicle-to-grid technology worldwideThe Australian National University2021 View Fill 1Created with Sketch.Fill 1Created with Sketch.
The Drive Towards A Low-Carbon Grid: Unlocking the value of vehicle-to-grid fleets in Great BritainE.ON Drive2021 View Fill 1Created with Sketch.Fill 1Created with Sketch.
A Fresh Look at V2G Value PropositionsCENEX2020 View Fill 1Created with Sketch.Fill 1Created with Sketch.
Storage and Flexibility: Vehicle to GridCatapult2020 View Fill 1Created with Sketch.Fill 1Created with Sketch.
Network Guidance for V2G connectionsUKPN2019 View Fill 1Created with Sketch.Fill 1Created with Sketch.
The Parker Project Final ReportDTU2019 View Fill 1Created with Sketch.Fill 1Created with Sketch.
Understanding the True Value of V2G An analysis of the customers and value streams for V2G in the UKCENEX2019 View Fill 1Created with Sketch.Fill 1Created with Sketch.
V2GB Vehicle to Grid Britain Public ReportElement Energy2019 View Fill 1Created with Sketch.Fill 1Created with Sketch.
V2X ROADMAPIREC/IEA2019 View Fill 1Created with Sketch.Fill 1Created with Sketch.
V2G GLOBAL ROADTRIP: AROUND THE WORLD IN 50 PROJECTSEveroze-EVConsult2018 View Fill 1Created with Sketch.Fill 1Created with Sketch.
V2G Market Study - Answering the preliminary questions for V2G: What, where and how much?CENEX2018 View Fill 1Created with Sketch.Fill 1Created with Sketch.

V2G – A Global Roadtrip

Around the world in more than 50 projects. As shown in the overview above, this global roadtrip review report kicked off an increased sharing of lessons learned on V2G implementation.

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Everoze and EVConsult released their landmark: ‘V2G – A Global Roadtrip’ report in October 2018. The report highlights lessons learned from the physical deployment of chargers in 50 Vehicle-to-grid (V2G) projects around the world. This report was jointly funded by leading network operator UK Power Networks and innovation agency Innovate UK.

Vehicle-to-grid technology enables bi-directional energy transfer from/to plug-in electric vehicles. This means that, when charged, vehicles can sell the electricity back to the network and earn money in the process. This can help reduce the cost of EV ownership, while keeping the lights on. V2G is distinct from simple uncontrolled one-way charging, and ‘V1G’ or ‘smart’ charging where the rate and time of charge can be varied.

Key insights from the report:

Half of the projects are in Europe

There are 50 V2G projects globally, of which 25 are in Europe, 18 in North America, and 7 in Asia. Asian participation has been more focused on vehicle-to-home and vehicle-to-building (V2H/B) services and contributing as a manufacturing partner than deployment.

Social issues are often overlooked

Almost all projects had a technical element (98%). Few focused on social aspects (27%). This reflects the sector’s fledging status and early teething problems with V2G charger technology. Interviewees emphasised the need for greater focus on user behaviour going forward.

Renault and Mitsubishi dominate the market

Although 12 vehicle manufacturers (OEMs) have participated in V2G projects, Renault Nissan Mitsubishi clearly dominates. This arguably reflects the legacy of the Fukushima disaster, and the successful integration of V2G within the CHAdeMO protocol.

DC solutions dominate the market

DC solutions have dominated to date with DC chargers featured in 93% of projects. However there remains significant interest in AC with more AC compatible vehicles expected over the coming years.

Full report

If you are interested to read up on the full report and experience our global roadtrip in more detail, feel free to download our report.

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