Madrid, Spain – Europe’s first quick charge point has been showcased by Endesa , which allows dual directionality of the load from the grid to the vehicle and back.
The new charge point developed by Endesa in conjunction with the CITCEA centre of the UPC- BarcelonaTech and the Catalonia Institute for Energy Research (IREC) features V2G (vehicle to grid) and V2H (vehicle to home) technology. Users will be able to decide whether to use the electricity stored in their electric vehicle, power the home, or return the unused electricity back into the grid.
This new system will be installed in Malaga later in the year with 5 bidirectional points, 16 quick charge points and 200 conventional charge points forming part of the ZEM2ALL (Zero Emissions Mobility to All) project.
The initiative costing 60 million euros over 4 years, which is spearheaded by Endesa will test the mass rollout of new e-mobility services in cities in Spain.