Nuvve and Romeo partner on V2G integration

  • June 15, 2021
  • Steve Rogerson

Californian companies Nuvve and Romeo Power are collaborating to help accelerate vehicle-to-grid (V2G) integration for battery-electric commercial vehicles.

Nuvve specialises in the electrification of transportation through its proprietary V2G Give platform, and Romeo Power is an energy technology company delivering electrification services for complex commercial vehicle applications.

The collaboration aims to integrate communication protocols between Nuvve’s V2G platform and Romeo Power’s battery management system (BMS).

This integration of Nuvve’s communication agent with Romeo Power’s BMS should enable Romeo battery systems to become V2G compatible, regardless of the commercial vehicle platform. Nuvve’s V2G technology should also allow excess energy from Romeo battery packs in parked EVs to be collected, stored and shared to optimise grid stability. The platform also accounts for precise energy flow on both the vehicle and charging station sides, which is expected to help mitigate battery degradation.

Additionally, Romeo expects to be able to monitor and measure specific data related to battery life. With its proprietary technology, Nuvve’s V2G platform can reduce battery degradation while increasing access to clean energy and lowering operating costs.

This collaboration enables Nuvve and Romeo to cooperate in supporting the broad EV ecosystem, including OEMs, charging station manufacturers and other technology providers to help lower the cost of ownership for BEV fleet managers and accelerate the advancement of EV adoption.

“We are excited to work with an energy technology leader like Romeo Power to continue building an ecosystem of providers to electrify commercial vehicle fleets,” said Gregory Poilasne, CEO of Nuvve. “Ultimately, we need innovation across the transportation and energy industries to create a zero-carbon world.”

The companies expect to share their data with OEM partners, which could lead to more cost-effective battery warranties. As EV battery prices decline, this is another step in providing innovations to ease the transition to EVs, making them more affordable and accessible.

“Integrating Nuvve’s V2G technology with our battery management systems is yet another step by Romeo Power to continue supporting the advancement of electrification in commercial vehicles,” said Romeo Power CEO, Lionel Selwood Junior. “We are committed to working collaboratively with industry leaders within the battery ecosystem to maximise benefits to our customers as they pursue extended battery range, safety and reliability.”

Nuvve’s Give grid integrated vehicle platform is refuelling electric vehicle fleets through intelligent, bidirectional charging. Since its founding in 2010, Nuvve has launched V2G projects on five continents and is deploying commercial services worldwide by developing partnerships with utilities, automakers and electric vehicle fleets. Nuvve is headquartered in San Diego, California.

Founded in 2016 and headquartered in Los Angeles, Romeo Power delivers electrification for complex commercial vehicle applications. The company’s suite of hardware and its battery management system deliver safety, performance, reliability and configurability. It has a 10,500 square-metre manufacturing facility.