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‘Going even greener’

London fresh fruit distributor uses V2G

Fruit 4 London is a distributor of fresh fruit to offices and residents in London. The company is now trialling the use of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology to power its electric vehicle fleet as part of the E-Flex demonstration project in the UK capital.

Led by Cisco, E-Flex is exploring the commercial opportunity of V2G technology through more efficient use of technology and the ability for electric vehicles to give energy back to the grid when not in use.

E-Flex’s mission is to drive V2G technology from theory to commercial reality and demonstrate the role V2G can play in supporting the transition of energy demands from cities and energy services towards a zero-carbon future.

Fruit 4 London is looking to expand its territory while continuing to provide the high-quality and green service to its base of 800 existing customers. With the majority of orders delivered on a Monday and other weekday mornings, its electric vehicles can spend over half the week out of use. Therefore the company hopes to see significant commercial gains from charging and releasing electricity in accordance with demand.

Source: smartcitiesworld.net


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