How EVs will transform our grids, or the death of the combustion engine – pv magazine International

The product we will introduce is very different. Imagine having a blackout for example. We already have some backup power in storage for that case. We don’t need 10 MW, we need 1 MW. So, in the case of a blackout – which is not very likely to happen – the car owner will provide The Mobility House with 1% of their battery, for a free ticket, for instance. Or, if they give us the flexibility that we don’t charge their car for 15 minutes, if I have a problem, and they get priority parking in return. Most people would take the opportunity, I think.

A rise in EVs will increase electricity consumption. How will this affect the average EV driver? How will charging be handled in the future?

There will be a positive impact on prices. Why? Let’s assume I get to the office and my battery is 30% full, and I need it to be full by tonight. However, it doesn’t really matter to me if it will be charged now, or in half an hour. So I provide the operator with flexibility. During lunchtime, we have sun, too much solar, so why don’t I take this solar energy from the building and fill up the car with it?

What we do is trigger an impulse in our decentralized system – some people call it blockchain technology, we call it decentralized intelligence – so an intelligent controller will be installed in the building, and one in the car. The car communicates with the operation system informing it that its battery is at 30% and needs to be charged. Maybe the car next to it is 100% charged and doesn’t need to be charged anymore at that moment. Our technology enables us to charge sun to vehicle, vehicle to vehicle, or vehicle to grid. So at any time, we make sure to get the most valuable charging options out of the building, from the other vehicles, from the sun, or from the grid. We are moving towards a very smart, decentralized world.

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