IoTecha, a provider of smart charging platforms for electric vehicles (EVs), is partnering with Hager Energy to develop innovative charging products — including to power Volkswagen EVs.
A major achievement in this collaboration: Volkswagen’s recent announcement of bidirectional charging support on its new ID. models (and existing models through an ID. software update), as well as the availability of a Vehicle-to-Home (V2H) solution with Hager Energy’s DC home power station.
By combining IoTecha Smart Charging controllers with Hager Energy’s product design and home energy expertise, the two companies are moving the EV charging industry into a new phase that unlocks the full benefits of e-mobility.
Bidirectional smart charging, such as V2H and V2G (Vehicle-to-Grid), is a game changer for the grid and electrification of transportation. New bidirectional smart charging technology enables EVs to serve as distributed energy resources to stabilize the power grid and drive energy independence for EV owners and operators.
Bidirectional charging also alters the economics of EV ownership: instead of being a cost, EV charging can become a net revenue contributor for homeowners and site hosts participating in grid programs.
“Volkswagen, IoTecha, and HagerEnergy have certified a bidirectional charging system enabled by ISO/IEC 15118,” said Andreas Piepenbrink, CEO of HagerEnergy. “It is the first system of E3/DC® by HagerEnergy working with Volkswagen ID Series with 77kWh, and enabled by IoTecha smart charging technology.”
ISO/IEC 15118 standard-based communication is a key component of IoTecha’s Combined Charging System on Module (CCSoM) controllers, and it enables V2G/V2H capabilities. IoTecha’s controllers implement the most current versions of ISO/IEC 15118 and other communication protocols. They also include advanced cybersecurity features, critical for any grid-interfacing equipment.
IoTecha’s modules are architected to provide real-time insights into the Pilot Line communication, allowing for the comprehensive decoding of powerline communication and delivering an unparalleled level of transparency and control over the system.
“Interoperability and economies of scale do not know borders or even continental limitations,” said Oleg Logvinov, CEO of IoTecha. “IoTecha is proud to work with Hager Energy to enable ISO/IEC 15118 powered V2G/V2H for the consumer market. ISO/IEC 15118 is a global standard and our cross-Atlantic collaboration with Hager Energy is a perfect proof point.”
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