Posted on 1 Sep 2016 - 0 comments
The EV Grid crew offers a toast to the MINI E on the occasion of its official retirement. Built in 2008, 600 MINI Es launched the second round of electric cars from the major automakers. BMW deployed the MINI Es in major cities around the world. Those cars exposed thousands of drivers to the joys of electric propulsion, and those drivers informed subsequent BMW EV programs including the i3.BMW allowed a few dozen MINI Es to remain in service well past their intended service life. They were put to good use in battery development, vehicle-to grid projects, and just plain old fun!...
Posted on 1 Mar 2015 - 0 comments
San Francisco, California -- On February 16th, 2015, Silicon Valley based EV Grid becomes the 21st member of the Coast to Coast e-Mobility Initiative to cooperate and develop the US and Dutch eMobility market. The signing ceremony is part of the Trade Mission by Dutch Minister of Foreign Trade, Ms. Ploumen and Mayor of Rotterdam, Mr. Aboutaleb and takes place at ProspectSV in San Jose. The Netherlands and California are global leaders for e-Mobility introduction. In 2013 Matt Rodriquez, Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency, and Wilma Mansveld, Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment signed an bilateral agreement on e-Mobility...
Posted on 8 Jan 2015 - 0 comments
At 2015 CES Show, BMW announced the BMW i ChargeForward program. The program aims to demonstrate how intelligent management of EV charging can support the power grid while reducing the cost of ownership of electric vehicles. BMW's announcement is here.We're very happy to be a part of this project by providing the Battery Second Life (B2L) system in Mountain View, CA. This is a similar system to what we've deployed at UCSD in San Diego, and leverages used batteries from the Mini-E vehicles to provide electric grid support...
Posted on 5 Dec 2014 - 0 comments
Energy Storage in the Fastlane, a presentation by Paul Stith at the First Annual California Multi-Agency Update on Vehicle-Grid Integration Research, November 19, 2014 Energy Storage in the Fast Lane from Paul Stith
Posted on 26 Sep 2014 - 0 comments
Check out the interview with our CEO, Tom Gage in April's issue of Charged Magazine! Click for Full story
Posted on 25 Jul 2014 - 0 comments
REFUEL 2014 was Speed Ventures' 6th annual clean power motorsports event held at the world-famous Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on July 20th, 2014. EVGrid had two cars in the event, the BMW Mini-E and the Scion xB based E-Box, both with V2G technology and EVGrid's own advanced energy storage system.
Posted on 22 Jul 2014 - 0 comments
Sacremento, CA - From the NSI press release: The Commissioners of the California Energy Commission approved a grant today (7/22/14) to National Strategies, LLC (NSI) for $1.4M today for an all electric school bus demonstration program in California, the largest EV school bus demonstration in the nation and the first to deploy Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) technology. EVGrid was happy to attend the California Energy Comission's business meeting in Sacramento to watch the vote go through live with Kevin Matthews and Stephen Crolius...
Posted on 20 Jul 2014 - 0 comments
(David Royal - Monterey Herald) Tesla Motors Club (TMC) hosts TMC Connect 2014 on July 18-20, their second annual summer symposium. This event provides conference attendees with opportunities for networking, discussions with EV experts, and other compelling, thoughtful activities for Tesla enthusiasts. EVGrid's own Tom Gage (CEO) will be presenting as well as many other experts in the field.More information at the Mercury News
Posted on 29 Jan 2014 - 0 comments
As some of your may know, Electric Vehicles have been around for some time, the earliest appearing by 1837, designed by Robert Davidson. This article on Yahoo News talks about some early work Ferdinand Porsche did with EV's. Certainly not the Porsche you're used to seeing, but today they're returning to their roots. The EV's simplicity made them an obvious approach, but the battery technology of the day made internal combustion engines more attractive. Many technical hurdles have been overcome, but internal combustion engines are still much more complex, require more maintenance, than their EV counterpart...
Posted on 30 Dec 2013 - 0 comments
From the article: "California has the nation's most aggressive goals for renewable power and also wants to put 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles on the road over the next decade. State officials say vehicle-to-grid technology could point toward a way to accomplish both goals faster, for less money."Read the full text here:http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-electric-cars-20131229,0,5640652.story#ixzz2ozVvAq68
Posted on 10 Dec 2013 - 0 comments
We're excited to share that Honda has joined the V2G demonstration program at University of Delaware. Honda will help build off the V2G research and Grid on Wheels project that UDel has been operating along with EVGrid, PJM, and other partners. The Honda Accord plug in hybrid demonstration vehicle is equipped with a bi-directional charger like those in the BMW Mini-E, and will incorporate communications to allow it to react to electric grid requirements. The official Honda statement is here.
Posted on 12 Nov 2013 - 0 comments
On Nov 7th, Reuter's interviewed EV Grid CEO Tom Gage: "Obviously, gasoline can be lit more easily and can burn with more ferocity than a battery can, but a gas tank in a car now benefits from 120 years of fairly intensive development and government regulation regarding how you make it safe," he said.Gage, now CEO of EV Grid, a company working to integrate EV batteries with the power grid system, said Tesla could consider raising the battery higher in the car or further reinforcing it.Full story here.
Posted on 30 Oct 2013 - 0 comments
By 2020, California will have enough grid storage to power nearly a million homes (1.3GW). This is required by the CPUC's decision this month that was set in motion by California Assembly Bill 2514 (AB 2514) in 2010. The decision requires that the state's utilities must begin buying energy storage by 2014 from California's current 35 megawatts to a target of 1.3 gigawatts of energy storage by the end of 2020. This is the largest target currently in the world. This decision will help offset the risks of an ever increasing load on the state's power grid, making blackouts less likely and improving the ability to support renewable resources...
Posted on 27 Sep 2013 - 0 comments
As was mentioned, National Plug In Day (www.pluginday.org) is a "nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of today's widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and highlight the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more. They are fun to drive, are less expensive and more convenient to fuel than gasoline vehicles, are better for the environment, promote local jobs, and reduce our dependence on foreign oil." This event will be led by local plug in drivers across the country and world...
Posted on 13 Sep 2013 - 0 comments
The Grid on Wheels project in partnership with EV Grid is the first time in the world that electric vehicles will be connected to a power grid with the opportunity to earn revenues. Recently Energy Storage North America has honored the project with a mobility innovation award: "The winners of the ESNA Innovation Award are symbolic of the commercial traction and opportunity that exists today in North America," said Janice Lin, Managing Partner of Strategen Consulting and Co Founder of the California Energy Storage Alliance...
Posted on 10 Sep 2013 - 0 comments
ESNA has announced their list of finalists for the 2013 ESNA Innovation Awards, given annually for excellence in developing Energy Storage Projects. EVGrid is a finalist in the mobility division. ESNA is the first energy storage conference and expo in the U.S. to focus exclusively on applications, customers and deal making. More: http://www.esnaexpo.com/awards#grid
Posted on 6 Sep 2013 - 0 comments
Coming up is National Plug In Day on September 28-29 - Be sure and visit their site and see if there's a location near you to get involved with. EV Grid will likely be on location in one or more sites, we'll post more once we know our plans. http://pluginday.org/
Posted on 6 Sep 2013 - 0 comments
EV Summit is a meetup of EV drivers, enthusiasts and supporters enjoying an EV community social event featuring BBQ lunch, test drives, how-to clinics and entertainment for the entire family. On site charging provided by Google. Raffle prizes including Schnieder Electric and Clipper Creek EVSE, HP Tablet and gift cards. From the EV Summit over the weekend we had two winners of EV Grid Amazon gift cards. Ben Rich is a high school math and physics teacher from NJ, owner of an iMEV and Zero Motorcycle. A Super nice guy very dedicated to the EV cause (obviously!) Check out more of the photos that Rolf Schreiber posted on Picasa...
Posted on 9 Jul 2013 - 0 comments
Last weekend was the fifth annual REFUEL race at Laguna Seca Raceway, open to all electric vehicle ownersâ€”even the ones who've never been anywhere near a race track. The event is a chance for track time, focused on electric vehicles, and while it's open to racing newbies some top racers do participate and set competitive lap times. http://www.plugincars.com/electric-vehicle-stereotypes-smoked-refuel-2013-race-laguna-seca-raceway-127646.html
Posted on 1 May 2013 - 0 comments
Brandon Budenz, a researcher, with part of the University of Delaware's vehicle-to-grid fleet. ...from the article: WASHINGTON - Finally, payback for the plug-in. A line of Mini Coopers, each attached to the regional power grid by a thick cable plugged in where a gasoline filler pipe used to be, no longer just draws energy. The power now flows two ways between the cars and the electric grid, as the cars inject and suck power in tiny jolts, and get paid for it.Full Story:http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/26/business/energy-environment/electric-vehicles-begin-to-earn-money-from-the-grid...
Posted on 26 Apr 2013 - 0 comments
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EV GRID SUPPLIES 30 MINI ES FOR GRID ON WHEELS UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE HOSTS GROUND-BREAKING V2G PROJECT IN A WORLD FIRST, ELECTRIC VEHICLES GET PAID FOR PLUGGING IN-- Four years after launch, MINI Es, still going strong, add V2G to their resume -- (Download as PDF)NEWARK, DE (April 26, 2013) "EV Grid, Inc., the Palo Alto, CA-based developer of grid integration technology for electric vehicles, today announced the successful fulfillment of, and payment for hour-ahead bids into PJM's grid regulation ancillary services market...
Posted on 26 Apr 2013 - 0 comments
GigaCom site interviewed Tom Gage regarding the creation of EVGrid. a Updated: A pioneer of the electric car industry has launched a startup focused on managing the charging of groups of electric cars plugged into the power grid. Tom Gage, the former CEO of AC Propulsion - the quiet shop behind the Tesla Roadster drive train, the electric Mini and the eBox - left AC Propulsion late last year, and he told me in an exclusive interview on Monday that he incorporated his new company, EV Grid, in December. Click here to read the article...
Posted on 15 Apr 2013 - 0 comments
EV Grid has supplied 30 Mini-E that have been modified for V2G and J1772 to operate in fleet service and provide grid regulation as part of the Grid on Wheels program. Grid on Wheels participates in PJM's hour-ahead reg-up and reg-down markets which in collaboration with NRG's aggregation services gives the world's first true market test of V2G technology.
Posted on 2 Feb 2013 - 0 comments
Take a look below at this short video regarding the current project in Delaware with V2G enabled vehicles to interface with the power grid. Senator Coons of Delaware is a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. EV Grid is proud to be involved with this project and is looking forward to being a major force in bringing this technology to the market. The original article is at http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/local/item/49327
Posted on 27 Dec 2012 - 0 comments
Tom Gage travels to Taiwan to present on V2G and EV technologies. ABSTRACT - Advanced communications and controls can allow electric vehicles to provide valuable benefits to the grid. Without such controls, EVs can create serious problems at the distribution level. Ultimately, realizing the benefits of electric vehicles depends on effective integration of the vehicles with the power grid. The benefits of electric propulsion for automobiles include reduced emission of criteria pollutants and greenhouse gases, greater utilization of renewable energy for transportation, and reduced reliance on petroleum which can improve energy security and trade balance...
Posted on 17 Dec 2012 - 0 comments
University of Notre Dame investigate ways to help grid issues with V2G technology. Read more here.
Tomorrow's potential is harnessed today with a company called EVGRID.
We believe in a better way.
Electric propulsion is a better way and our founders have been in the trenches of electric vehicle commercialization over the past 20 years. Today EVs can be had in a variety of shapes and sizes, advanced batteries give unprecedented range, and a growing infrastructure makes charging convenient and easy.
That was EV 1.0.
There is a better way still. Now it's time to ask whats next? What will happen when we have 10 million EVs or 100 million? Zero emission cars eliminate emissions from the tailpipe, can they reduce emissions from the smokestack too? Can 1000 gigawatt hours of energy storage improve how the grid works? Can electric transportation take us from the oil age to the next age? Can the lessons from the information revolution help us create an energy revolution?
We think so. Join us in creating EV 2.0.
Innovation that enables synergy -
EV: Making vehicle ownership easier and cheaper
GRID: Making the grid responsive and self-balancing
Building from our scalable battery modules, we can design and deploy storage from vehicle packs to the multi-megawatt static installations. With over 12 million miles of experience, a safety record that's hard to beat, and some of the foremost experience in large mobile and static deployments, we can provide the hardware and design expertise to make your project the best it can be.
Battery modules from our vehicle packs can be reused in static installations doubling or tripling their useful lifespan to decades, reducing the environmental footprint, recycling overhead and overall cost without sacrificing the capabilities of the installations.
Our energy management products are road tested, safe, and efficient. We have management systems to safely handle storage, intelligence to react and respond to changing conditions and power needs, and control to make batteries last longer.
We have been involved in V2G research for years, partnering with the University of Delaware who maintains the most advanced fleet of V2G vehicles on the planet. Our systems adapt to grid conditions automatically, shutdown and alert before safety issues arise, and provide various secure remote monitoring and control capabilities. Find out more about V2G and our BMS/Super-BMS products.
Our years of experience in the field is hard to ignore. We were there in the beginning and we bring that knowledge to bear with every relationship. We want to help your project succeed. Contact us for our brains.
Energy storage beyond batteries. A network of power. We are EV Grid.
Tom Gage has been commercializing electric vehicles since joining AC Propulsion in 1995. As CEO at AC Propulsion he was involved in electric vehicle development with major automakers including BMW, Tesla, Volkswagon, Yulon, Nissan, Foton, Volvo, and Toyota. In 2012 he founded EVGrid to take the next steps of integrating electric vehicles and the smart grid.
Susan Hoyle served as the CFO of AC Propulsion starting in 2010. She has been a senior financial executive in manufacturing, distribution, and financial services industries for publicly held and privately owned companies with experience in M&A, investor relations, ans global operations. She co-founded EV Grid in 2012.
David W. Sivertsen, Ph.D.
Dr. Sivertsen served as VP of Technology at AC Propulsion for 19 years where he led development of batteries and battery management systems and coordinated development of complete vehicle systems including the first V2G demonstration in 2002. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and Ph.D. in Neurobiology. He co-founded EV Grid in 2012.
BMW is a Munich-based automobile, motorcycle and engine manufacturing company founded in 1917. They produce over one million vehicles per year, and are an internationally recognized brand. BMW's i3 project indicates their commitment to electric transportation. BMW and EV Grid collaborate on several advanced projects.
NRG is a Fortune 300 company at the forefront of changing how people think about and use energy. Along with their cutting edge green power sources and the first privately funded EV charging infrastructure in the U.S., NRG has entered into a V2G joint venture with the University of Delaware. NRG and EV Grid work together on vehicle and battery systems deployments.
University of Delaware
Research and Development Partner
The University of Delaware V2G Program has been working on V2G solutions for over 15 years. Through policy development, engineering projects and system analysis UDel has been at the cutting edge of V2G technology. The University of Delaware and EV Grid maintain a close relationship on technology developments relating to V2G.
Since 1992 AC Propulsion has led the field in electric vehicle technology and has influenced the industry heavily with their battery management, electric vehicle power systems including their patented bi-directional charger. EVGrid works closely with ACP technology in V2G deployments around the world.
In the 30+ years of operation, AutoPort has handled, processed and modified well over 2,000,000 vehicles destined for niche and overseas markets for U.S. based automotive manufacturers. EV Grid and Autoport will collaborate in the production and deployment of vehicles for V2G fleets.
PJM Interconnection is a regional transmission organization (RTO) that coordinates the movement of wholesale electricity in the eastern US. PJM is the lead RTO supporting V2G, and EVGrid has supplied a functioning V2G vehicle to PJM for this purpose.
Since 1927 Milbank Manufacturing has manufactured advanced metering and power supply products for residential, commercial, industrial and public markets. Their EVSE product developed in collaboration with the University of Delaware to provide V2G capability in an SAE J1772-compliant product. EVGrid will use Milbank products for many V2G deployments.
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