Successful Demos Reported in Michigan, Colorado, California
Boulder Electric Vehicle says it’s successfully demonstrated vehicle-to-grid power swaps on its all-electric trucks in Michigan, Colorado and California.
Boulder reminds that its first full-powered V2G transfer took place in Royal Oak, Mich., on June 14 (F&F, June 30). “This first success happened in the labs of our EVSE partner Coritech Services,” Boulder CEO Carter Brown said in a release. “When we finally saw the power going in and coming out at the maximum allowable amounts as per the J1772 DC Combo connector spec, we were all as giddy as school kids,” he said.
Boulder then tested the technology, with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, on July 25 at Fort Carson, Colo., in connection with the Pentagon’s SPIDERS project (Smart Power Infrastructure Demonstration for Energy Reliability and Security).
CEC Support for a Boulder Plant in Los Angeles
The third demo took place on August 13 at Boulder’s Los Angeles plant, a facility supported by a $3 million grant from its Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program grant from the California Energy Commission.
Boulder says its will provide demonstration units comprised of a Coritech charger and a Boulder battery truck to private utility companies beginning this fall of this year.
The technology, unveiled this past June at ACT Expo in Washington D.C., will be shown too at the Plug-In 2013 Conference & Exposition in San Diego September 30-October 3.
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