Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is joining forces with the Italian electricity grid operator Terna to trial sustainability mobility services and technologies, such as Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) in Italy.
Tests will take place in Terna’s E-mobility Lab in Turin, an innovative technology laboratory which will allow trials on the performances and capacities of electric cars.
Studies will also be launched for an experimental demonstration fleet of electric cars connected to the grid via a V2G infrastructure to be built in a new area inside the FCA Mirafiori industrial complex.
Pietro Gorlier, FCA Chief Operating Officer in EMEA., says: “The agreement with Terna forms part of a series of projects launched by FCA to support electric mobility. Vehicle-to-Grid technologies are an opportunity for optimising car operating costs to the benefit of motorists, and a genuine means of boosting the sustainability and further improving the performances of the electricity grid.”
Luigi Ferraris, Terna’s CEO and General Manager, adds: “Cooperation with a partner of excellence like FCA enables us to share the specific competences we have acquired, to develop solutions and new flexibility resources required to guarantee a more sustainable, efficient, reliable and safe electric system.”
V2G technology enables electric vehicles to interact with the grid via ‘smart’ charging infrastructure.