National Centre for Energy Systems Integration

e4Future V2G

e4Future V2G

The e4Future project proposes a large-scale demonstrator of up to 1,000 battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and novel bidirectional chargers (V2G).

This Innovate UK-funded project brings researchers, car manufacturers and power system stakeholders together in a unique collaboration. Dr Myriam Neaimeh leads Newcastle University's activities on the project.  

The project aims to encourage significant take up of BEVs in the coming decade by lowering the cost of ownership of these vehicles and providing services to the power network.  The V2G chargers allow bi-directional power flows between BEVs and the network and are controlled by an innovative aggregator platform.  This aggregator platform aims to benefit BEV users by lowering vehicle operation costs and by supporting a more efficient electricity network.

This large-scale demonstrator is across several distinct geographical locations in the UK and focuses on fleet vehicles.

Research Scope

The research carried out by Newcastle University is spread across 3 work packages:

  1. Collection and analysis of customer data from the demonstrator.
  2. Technical analysis of the impacts and benefits of V2G systems on electricity distribution networks.
  3. Cyber-security assessment of V2G systems.

Project partners

  • Newcastle University
  • Nissan (Lead)
  • UK Power Networks
  • Northern Powergrid
  • National Grid Electricity System Operator
  • E.ON UK
  • Imperial College London

Find out more

Dr Myriam Neaimeh is a Turing Research Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute, and Data-Centric Engineering Group Leader on Vehicle Grid Integration.

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