Shanghai (Gasgoo)- Dongfeng Motor Group and State Grid, China's state-owned electric utility monopoly, forged strategic partnership on Nov. 26 with their subsidiaries signing a number of agreements related to the separation of vehicles and batteries, the demonstration of V2G (vehicle-to-grid) technology and other sectors.
Dongfeng Motor, State Grid forging partnership; photo credit: Dongfeng Motor
To be specific, State Grid Electric Vehicle Service Co., Ltd. inked a total of seven agreements with Dongfeng Changxing Science and Technology Co.,Ltd., Dongfeng Motor Corporation Technical Center, Dongchuang Zilian (Wuhan) New Energy Technology Co.,Ltd. and Dongfeng VOYAH Automobile Technology Co.,Ltd. for the cooperation on the vehicle-charging pile connectivity, the charging service package, the orderly charging model, the separation of vehicles and batteries, the demonstration of V2G technology and the project of bringing automobiles to the countryside, etc.
Dongfeng Motor said two parties will build a joint venture to construct and operate EV charging and battery swapping stations, promote the business model that integrates functions of battery swapping, EV charging and energy storage stations, so as to meet the energy supply demands for new energy vehicles (NEVs).
To further normalize the battery swapping industry, Dongfeng and State Grid will carry out in-depth cooperation on smart IoV (Internet of Vehicles), smart EV charging & battery swapping and cascade utilization of power batteries, and co-boost the platform-based data sharing, jointly working on the restructuring and creation over the value of power battery lifecycle.
As for the vehicle-charging pile data connectivity, both parties will step up the collaboration on the connection between charging and mobile service platforms, and research and develop the products and solutions available for OEMs in specific scenarios.
Moreover, they will make joint efforts to offer users a whole set of service solution about the charging service package, build after-sales service network, and popularize the plug-and-play business model and the technologies of high-power and automatic charging.
Leveraging State Grid's electricity supply and charging services and Dongfeng Motors' advantages in complete vehicle R&D and manufacturing, both parties will jointly explore the operational models of all-electric commercial vehicles (CVs) and bolster the application of electric CVs in such scenarios as resource transport and port transportation.
What's more, Dongfeng and State Grid will team up on prompting the loads of EV charging & battery swapping stations, charging piles in residential communities and EV manufacturing bases to be included into the green power transaction, and popularize the use of orderly charging and V2G technologies.
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