Kaluza and Bosch have successfully proven how electric vehicles (EVs) can be smart charged to meet the needs of the local grid through direct connection with a digital platform.
On 27 October, Kaluza explained that together with Bosch, they had managed to remotely control the charging on an EV through combined digital infrastructure. They successfully shifted it to times when it was cheapest and greenest in a simulated grid turndown scenario. The trial also highlighted how direct-to-car smart charging could create opportunities for energy retailers to provide new, green services to customers at lower costs.
Kaluza further noted that the technical success of the trial had presented how smart charging and its benefits can be scaled more widely and at a faster rate by reducing the dependency on separate smart charging hardware. The direct control capability should increase the availability of smart charging globally, while direct-to-car smart charging should also bypass some of the compatibility challenges that are currently experienced.