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100 solar EVs will boost Utrecht’s vehicle-to-grid charging system

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Utrecht, the Netherland’s fourth largest city, is on its way to becoming the first region in the world with a bidirectional ecosystem. How? By using vehicle-to-grid charging(V2G), combined with car sharing. 

Bidirectional V2G charging is an efficient and cheap way to store and use renewable energy. The idea is simple: electricity flows both ways, meaning from the grid to the electric vehicle and vice versa.

Utrecht has already partnered up with We Drive Solar and Hyundai, and now will get a fleet of solar electric vehicles (SEVs) made by Sono Motors.

Under the deal, the Munich-based startup will provide the city with 100 Sion solar cars to support the city’s bidirectional goals. 

Credit: Sono Motors