Phoenix Motorcars enables V2G capability for all bus & truck customers in partnership with Fermata Energy
Phoenix Motor, a provider of electric medium-duty vehicles, and Fermata Energy LLC, a software provider of Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) bidirectional charging platforms, announced the successful integration of Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) capabilities for all medium-duty electric vehicles manufactured by Phoenix Motorcars.
All Phoenix electric school buses, shuttle buses and trucks, from the first-generation vehicles delivered in 2014 to the current generation vehicles can be equipped with V2G capability, enabling fleets to send excess energy back to the grid via Fermata Energy’s FE-20 bidirectional chargers. This connection enables DC charging and discharging at the rate of 20kW over the CHAdeMO connection.
Older generation vehicles can be enabled with V2G capability via a software update available from the OEM. Phoenix is the first commercial vehicle manufacturer to enable V2G across all vehicles produced. The company will also equip its next generation vehicles with faster 60kW V2G capability, using the CCS charging protocol in partnership with Fermata Energy.
Phoenix and Fermata Energy also announced the signing of a commercial partnership agreement to enable the seamless deployment of V2G capable vehicles, chargers and managed V2G services.
Earlier this year, Phoenix Motorcars and Fermata Energy formed a long-term commercial partnership for V2X bidirectional charging platforms.