Renault will create its electrified island

By: Eugene Sherban | 28.02.2018, 15:00
Renault will create its electrified island

Renault stands its smart island in   Portugal with   an electrical ecosystem, in   which cars can exchange energy and   return surplus in   shared storage.

What happened

The French automaker Renault introduced the project of a small electrified island, which will be fully provided with electricity for   account of " clean " energy. A   scurrying to   roads of the island, electric vehicles will be able to exchange energy and   return surplus in   a common storehouse, enough for everyone. Such energy communism. According to Engadget, for the project, a small Portuguese island of Porto Santo   population in   5 thousand inhabitants.

Why is it at all?

The main problem of natural energy in   that it depends on   this very nature. No sun for panels or wind for windmills   - no and   energy. Renault electric cars can solve this problem by speaking in   role of energy storage facilities. Thanks to the " smart " charging system they will be charged in   those   hours when electricity is in   electrical network with   more than   because the island is small and   a local resident for   requires a full charge of batteries electric cars, surplus electricity will be given back to   network in   peak hours.


How real it is

By   According to experts, the main problem of this project   - Rapid depreciation of electric vehicle batteries. If they constantly transmit back and forth tens of kilowatts of energy, then   a long time   live, and   this raises the question of the economic benefits of   project. Therefore,   the first stage will give 20 volunteers 20   models Zoe and   Kango ZE and   build 40 charging stations by   the whole island. If everything goes as it should, then   The company will distribute the experiment to the home Powervault charging stations, which will be connected to the   the general electrical network of the island. AND   cars can return surplus energy in   shared storage.

Source: Engadget