Electric cars, new services for charging and battery management

Electric cars, new services for charging and battery management

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Electric cars, new services for charging and battery management

The Renault group under the guidance of Luca de Meo has the goal of becoming a simple car manufacturer in mobility service provider. For this reason it was born Mobilize that al 2021 IAA Munich Motor Show presented its services to facilitate the energy transition, for the management of electric cars, to store clean energy. These are very interesting services that we now see in detail.

Used electric car battery, residual energy capacity

Mobilize launch the “Battery Certificate”, one App which allows the owners of the electrified vehicles Renault and Dacia to obtain a certificate of the residual energy capacity battery directly to your smartphone or the Internet. This certificate allows you to increase the residual value and the purchase and sale price of used electric vehicles.

The App is available directly on MY Renault for private motorists and in the offer Easy Connect for Fleet for companies. It is also available on MY Dacia for Dacia Spring.

The data shown on the certificate come from Battery Management System (BMS), the battery management system, or are calculated outside the vehicle based on mileage and recharge data. In this way, you can get exact information about the health state of the battery (SOH – State Of Health), i.e. the ratio between the current battery capacity and its initial capacity, expressed as a percentage.

The “Battery Certificate” on the App certifies the residual energy capacity of a used electric vehicle battery

For example, for one 40 kWh battery, if so State of Health is 94%, this means that its residual capacity is 37.6 kWh.

The certificate is available for Renault ZOE e-TECH Electric, Renault Kangoo E-TECH Electric 33 kWh And Twingo e-TECH Electric. The service will also be extended to future electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles in the Renault range, but also to Dacia electric vehicles.

Electric car charging with Mobilize Charge Pass

To encourage the adoption of electric mobility, Mobilize launches Mobilize Charge Pass, a service dedicated to charging electric vehicles on the go. Through the MY Renault app, you can find the nearest charging station with an available socket compatible with your vehicle, see the rates and display on display the itinerary to reach it.

Once the vehicle is plugged into the socket, charging can be started with the Mobilize Charge Pass, previously associated with a means of payment.

Electric cars, new services for charging and battery management

Mobilize Charge Pass for access to over 260,000 charging points in 25 European countries

With a single application, the Mobilize Charge Pass gives you access to a network of more 260,000 charging points in 25 European countries. The App, which is already available in Germany And Spain, it will also be extended to other countries in the coming months.

Mobilize Smart Charge electric charging app

There Mobilize Smart Charge App allows owners of Renault electric vehicles to optimize vehicle charging costs at home and reduce the carbon footprint thanks to smart charging programming. The application manages vehicle charging taking into account i production peaks and electricity consumption.

The recharge is, in fact, suspended when energy consumption increases on the electricity grid and starts up again when the energy available there is again “in excess”. This indirectly allows you to make more use of renewable energies and therefore contributes to maintaining the balance of the electricity grid.

Mobilize Smart Charge calculates the optimal charging program taking into account the capacity of the electricity grid, the availability of renewable energy, the electricity prices and, of course, also the user’s charging preferences (desired charging level, charging start time). Energy market players value this flexibility. So users can save on electricity bills and even get financial recognition for their flexibility.

Electric cars, new services for charging and battery management

App Mobilize Smart Charge allows you to optimize the costs of home charging

The App is available in France and in Netherlands for owners of Twingo E-TECH Electric And ZOE E-TECH Electric (vehicles must be equipped with the RLink or EasyLink multimedia system).

Second life electric car batteries Advanced Battery Storage

The exhausted batteries of electric cars will have a second life and will be used for it energy storage. In the context of the energy transition, Mobilize installs 15 MWh of capacity of storage to manage, in real time, the difference between energy production and consumption.

Electric cars, new services for charging and battery management

Exhausted batteries are used as energy storage

Mobilize continues the development of the project Advanced Battery Storage, the largest stationary energy storage device that uses electric vehicle batteries.

In the long term, the project intends to achieve a capacity of 70 MWh in France and Germany. After Douai (Northern France) and Elverlingsen (Germany), Mobilize installs a capacity of 15 MWh at the Flins Re-Factory (Department of Yvelines, France) of the Renault Group, using 480 new batteries by Renault ZOE.

Electric cars, new services for charging and battery management

Advanced Battery Storage in the Flins Re-Factory

These batteries will be replaced, in the long run, by used batteries which will then have one second life. To guarantee a continuous service to all consumers, energy production and consumption must be in perfect balance on the electricity grid, at any time.

With the project Advanced Battery Storage, the batteries of electric vehicles store energy when consumption is insufficient on the electricity grid and then return it immediately, as needed.

Electric cars, new services for charging and battery management

Advanced Battery Storage in the Flins Re-Factory

The batteries then act as a buffer for ensure the balance of the network to which they are connected and encourage greater use of renewable energy.

Second life battery generator

To make electric mobility truly responsible and move towards a future without CO2 emissions, Mobilize and betteries AMPS GmbH have concluded an industrial partnership for the realization of a solution of energy storage easily transportable, modular, versatile and connected, based on the battery modules of electric vehicles. Giving batteries a “second life” for the storage and supply of clean and accessible energy.

The betterPack, the main element of the storage system, can be stacked on the betterGen – a trolley equipped with corrugator and charger – to replace the little ones generators that run on fuel. The system therefore offers power from 2 to 5 kW and a capacity from 2.3 to 9.2 kWh. It can also be used indoors as, unlike traditional generators, it does not emit exhaust gases.

Electric cars, new services for charging and battery management

The betterPack it is a generator that uses the cells of exhausted batteries

Thanks to low weight (less than 35 kg), the betterPack can be replaced manually to ensure continuity of use. Thanks to the use of second-life batteries on the card allows you to save from 15 to 65% compared to traditional solutions based on fuel generators.

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