Coast to Coast Experiences (CTCE) announced it has unveiled Canada’s first Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) pilot for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. Thus, CTCE, together with partners BC Hydro, The Lion Electric Company, BorgWarner, Powertech Labs and Fermata Energy, is creating the country’s first V2G energy infrastructure.
Fermata Energy’s bidirectional charging platform allows parked electric buses to be used as mobile batteries to send energy back to the grid. This not only reduces peak loads, but also reduces the overall cost of vehicle ownership.
Moreover, there is an opportunity to monetize electric bus fleets. The V2G pilot will be fully operational within the next two weeks, laying the foundation for the development of V2G charging stations across North America.