The Netherlands has confirmed itself as one of the most creative and innovative countries when it comes to managing strong renewable energy development and, at the same time, an increasing number of grid-capacity issues. This week, Dutch start-up We Drive Solar and the Korean conglomerate Hyundai have announced a plan to deploy 500 EV recharging stations with bi-directional technology in the city and region of Utrecht. Through the recharging stations, the electric vehicles will not only be recharged but also deliver power to the grid when the storage of renewable energy on a large scale is more needed. The stations will be initially tested on Hyundai’s Ioniq 5 car, which is equipped with bi-directional charging technology. “By early 2022, the number of cars [will be] scaled up to 150 bidirectional shared cars in Utrecht,” the two companies said in a statement.
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Motorway service area giant Moto has announced its largest ultra-rapid charging site, which will open in Rugby. The service area will have 24 ultra-rapid 350kW direct current charging points, with these being 12 Tesla and 12 Electric Highway. Such chargers have the capacity to add up to 100 miles of range in less than five minutes, and will accept contactless payment.
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