Fiat Chrysler to test vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology

Sep 19, 2019 – Car manufacturer Fiat Chrysler (FCA) will create a demonstration fleet of up to 700 electric vehicles to test the technology of network power storage in batteries of electric vehicles connected to a single grid, or vehicle-to-grid (V2G), which can satisfy demand during peak hours.

FCA has signed an agreement with Italian grid operator Terna to jointly test the technology that allows electric vehicles to interact with the network through a charging infrastructure.

The partnership between the companies will involve creating an innovative technology laboratory that will allow trials on the performance and capacity of electric cars for services to support the flexibility and stability of an electricity grid, and their one-way and two-way interaction with the grid via a dedicated charging infrastructure. Feasibility studies will also be launched for an experimental demonstration fleet of electric cars connected to the grid via a V2G infrastructure, to be built in an area inside the FCA Mirafiori industrial facility.