A Volkswagen plans to increase the production of carros electric with bidirectional loads in the year 2022. The vehicles with V2G technology, they should thus grow in the automobile industry, allowing cargo storage and energy return. The German group confirmed the news to the site Reuters.
"The test vehicles are working and we are in the final stages of preparation," said one of the members of the development board at VW, Thomas Ulbrich. The idea is that all eletric cars based on the MEB platform (modular electrification kit) come out with the technology.
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The bidirectional V2G technology works as follows: the energy not used by the vehicle can be taken to other needs. With the car battery, it is possible to transfer the generated energy to supply a residence or to another electric automobile and even return it to the network.
Volskwagen will start selling cars of this type at the turn of the year. The Zwickau plant, a city in the German state of Saxony alone, has a production capacity of 300 of these vehicles. In addition to VW cars, the technology can also be expanded to the “sister” brands Audi, Skoda and Seat-Cupra.
According to the British website ELECTrek, there is confidence on the part of the automakers with this exchange of energy. After all, an initial concern was the durability of the batteries. Managing the load through the V2G can increase longevity.
Much of the electric vehicle fleet has the capacity to cover more than 320 kilometers on a full charge, but travel less than 65 kilometers on a daily basis. It takes about six days to spend the shipment.
This raises another concern: while the number of cars powered by electricity increases on the streets, the number of charging stations is also expected to rise. This ends up returning to the problem of pollution that vehicles of this type arrive just to reduce.
“Returning” unused energy prevents waste and still compensates drivers while the batteries are stopped. But for now, there are few cars with V2G capability - the most popular of which is the Nissan Leaf. O Hyundai ioniq 5 will arrive on the market equipped with the technology later this year.