It’s time to mix AC and DC charging with PV and ESS.
Volvo Vehicles groups up with Greenlots in its first electrical truck undertaking in California, which was awarded $44.eight million by California Air Sources Board (CARB).
Greenlots will present its software program answer (Greenlots SKY enterprise software program platform) to construct a system that may optimize charging of the automobiles (AC Stage 2 and 150 kW DC), photo voltaic PV and power storage system with the aim of stopping excessive utility payments.
“That is the primary heavy-duty fleet-charging undertaking stemming from a major public-private partnership with the California Air Sources Board (CARB). CARB awarded $44.eight million to the South Coast Air High quality Administration District (SCAQMD) for Volvo’s Low Affect Inexperienced Heavy Transport Options (LIGHTS) undertaking. As a part of this groundbreaking undertaking, Greenlots will outfit warehouses with heavy- and light-duty charging infrastructure, combine the chargers with onsite photo voltaic PV and power storage programs and leverage Greenlots’ charging community administration software program to deploy Volvo’s first electrified vehicles in North America.
The entire charging gear for the undertaking – together with each Stage 2 chargers and 150kW DC fast-chargers – will function on Greenlots’ SKY enterprise software program platform to allow seamless administration of Volvo’s fleet, charging stations and power storage programs. Volvo Vehicles’ connectivity system can even be built-in to offer truck operators with a complete view of their automobiles’ operational and charging readiness.”
For us, attention-grabbing is that it will likely be the primary time when the new SAE J3068 charging commonplace for heavy-duty automobiles can be utilized in a real-world software.
SAE J3068 is bodily primarily based on the European IEC 62196 (aka Sort 2 or CCS Combo) and permits Three-phase AC or DC quick charging in the next voltage vary, required (and current) in North America (see Wiki).
“Greenlots will work with ABB and different charging station producers to offer the gear, whereas partnering with Burns & McDonnell to engineer, assemble and set up the brand new EV charging stations. The undertaking can be one of many first in North America to reveal a brand new heavy-duty automobile charging commonplace, SAE J3068, in real-world functions.”
Brett Hauser, CEO of Greenlots mentioned:
“The advantages of electrifying medium- and heavy-duty fleets are monumental, however so are the facility necessities to cost these massive automobiles. Our greatest-in-class answer presents fleet house owners the bottom whole value of possession by managing power utilization to stop excessive utility payments and supplying grid operators with the instruments wanted to securely combine EVs and renewables into the grid.”
Peter Voorhoeve, President of Volvo Vehicles North America mentioned:
“This is a superb alternative to point out the end-to-end potential of electrification. From photo voltaic power harvesting at our buyer areas, to electrical automobile uptime companies, to potential second makes use of for batteries, this undertaking will present invaluable expertise and information for the entire worth chain.”