Delta Electronics, Nissan and CSIRO have begun trailing solar smart technology electric vehicle chargers that are compatible with all electric vehicles currently on the market.
Delta Electronics has received $210,000 from the third round of the Victorian Government’s New Energy Jobs Fund to help further test and fine tune these vehicle charging systems which also include battery storage, in real-world applications.
The technology has been developed by Delta Electronics and CSIRO and the trials, run in partnership with Nissan will test both fast and slow charging scenarios.
This will be relevant to a range of Australian electricity grid and environmental conditions, particularly in regional and rural areas.
Commercial field trials are the final stage of this technology’s development. Once commercially ready the new technology will bring two charging platforms to the market.
The New Energy Jobs Fund supports growth in the uptake of renewable energy generation, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, driving innovation in new energy technologies, and assists community groups to develop renewable energy projects.
Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio said we know we need to reduce emissions in the transport sector and this is one of the best ways we can do that.
“By encouraging electric vehicle take up, we reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality and increase job opportunities in Victoria,” she said.
“This battery smart storage platform means electric vehicle drivers can travel more confidently and enjoy the drive.”