The Mobility House and Mobilize, a Renault Group brand, are launching Europe's first Vehicle-To-Grid service for private customers. The V2G service will be available starting with the launch of Renault 5 in France and Germany in 2024 as well as in the United Kingdom in 2025. The bidirectional charging option enables customers to make their electric car battery available to the energy system and receive a financial reward for doing so. The joint offer consists of four components: an electric car with integrated bidirectional charger, a bidirectional charging station "Mobilize Powerbox", a Mobilize energy contract, and a mobile app for individual control.
Expertise, software and service by The Mobility House
The Mobilize energy contract is powered by The Mobility House. It enables the supply of electricity and the marketing on the energy and power markets. The underlying technology is composed of the proven EV Aggregation Platform and EV Flexibility Trading. The coordinated systems interlock optimally, aggregate the storage potential of the vehicles and market the "flexibilities" in a way that serves the system and is profitable. The storage capacity provided by the electric cars is an important building block on the way to a renewable energy system. The solution takes into account both the energy market and the integration of the vehicle into the home. The latter essentially includes the PV system and the resulting optimized self-consumption. This way, the partners extract the greatest financial benefit for customers. The mobility needs of drivers are given top priority. The Mobility House and Mobilize are creating a unique first V2G offer for Renault's EV customers. Furthermore, The Mobility House continues to expand already existing long-year collaborations with various others automotive and energy partners – all with the aim of enabling V2G for their customers.
Drive the energy transition with Mobilize V2G and get paid for it
Electric vehicles become mobile electricity storage devices through bidirectional charging. Used optimally, they serve the increasing storage needs that come with the expansion of volatile renewable energies (wind and solar). Electricity can be temporarily stored and fed back into the grid as needed. This reduces load peaks in the power grid, extreme prices on the energy markets, and lessens dependence on fossil-fuel power plants. The money earned by marketing the flexibilities of electric car batteries thus minimizes the energy bill of electric car drivers. Mobilize V2G thus supports both the transition to a CO2-neutral energy system and the switch from combustion engines to electric vehicles.
Basically, the higher the charging and discharging capacity, the higher the usable flexibility. The longer the vehicle is connected to the power grid, the higher the earnings. It is up to the customers to decide how much battery capacity they want to provide via the app. All they have to do is plug in their vehicle, enter the planned departure time and the desired battery charge level in the app – the rest is taken care of automatically by The Mobility House's technology. The customer experience, and therefore charging needs, take priority at all times thanks to The Mobility House’s algorithms.
"Together with Mobilize, we are offering a one-stop system. For the first time, our offering unlocks the full potential of electric cars – with no restrictions on vehicle use. During years of collaboration with many partners, our software has proven its reliability in daily use and demonstrated that our focus on electric car battery management pays off. Now, together, we are taking the next logical step and realizing Vehicle-To-Grid on a European scale. As an independent technology provider, we look forward to many more partnership."
CEO, The Mobility House
"Thanks to Mobilize V2G, cars become an energy reserve. All drivers have to do is regularly connect their vehicle to the Powerbox to optimize their electricity bill and cut carbon from their mobility. On average, the cost of charging is cut by half. That is how Mobilize’s mobility solutions are more sustainable and affordable."
Corinne Frasson ,
Director of Energy Services, Mobilize
Years of experience based on proven technology
Since 2015, The Mobility House has been testing the integration of electric car batteries into the power grid and generating financial benefits in numerous international projects together with well-known partners. In addition to marketing nearly 4,500 stationary 1st and 2nd life vehicle batteries in Germany, France and the Netherlands in energy and power markets as well as different products, more than 2,500 fleet locations are also already intelligently controlled by ChargePilot, the Charging and Energy Management system by The Mobility House. The technology company is now making its expertise available to Renault and Mobilize and other partners in the automotive, energy and mobility sectors.