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Discover the energy network of the future. V2G is here to change the way we think about energy.

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Revolutionising Energy with Vehicle-to-Grid Technology

 

Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) technology enables bi-directional charging, allowing electric vehicles to not only charge but also supply power back to homes or the grid. This capability will transform our perception of vehicles, transportation, and energy.

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Leading the V2G Movement in Australia

We’re proud to be at the forefront of Australia’s most innovative V2G projects.

Alongside major projects, JET Charge has also conducted V2G trials in residential properties across SA, WA, and parts of NSW, though none have taken place in VIC, NT, or QLD to date.

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Realising Vehicle to Grid Services
JET Charge acted as the technology lead in the ACT’s large-scale REVs (Realising Vehicle to Grid services) V2G Trial, one of the world’s largest trials of its kind. 
South Australian Power Networks
JET Charge worked with South Australian Power Networks (SAPN), Mitsubishi Motors Australia and Wallbox to bring the groundbreaking technology of bi-directional charging to the Australian residential market.

When will V2G be available in Australia?

There is no set date for V2G availability in Australia. Currently, it is an evolving technology seen mostly in pilot projects due to high costs and specific requirements. It is only approved for installation in South Australia, with other regions awaiting distributor approvals.

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Latest Developments in V2G Technology

Australian/New Zealand Standards, which define requirements for V2G chargers, are currently being revised. This update aims to support widespread installation of V2G inverters across Australia, with input from various organisations including JET Charge and the EV charging industry. The final revised standard is expected in 2025.

Meanwhile, Wallbox has discontinued the Quasar 1 bidirectional charger, previously the only certified option in Australia, with limited stock remaining in South Australia. Wallbox is focusing on the Quasar 2, set for release later this year, with an Australian launch date to be confirmed.

Electric car plugged into charger at EV Home Charging station.

Discover Australia-wide incentives for EV owners

Whether you’re in the vibrant cityscape of Sydney, the sunny landscapes of Queensland, or the diverse terrains of Western Australia, there’s a good chance you qualify for cost-saving incentives for your EV.

Select your state using our interactive map to find out more.

 

 

Explore our range of EV chargers

Looking for a charger? JET Charge offers Australia’s widest selection of EV chargers, available for purchase today!

 

A black electronic device with a blue screen with orange background - ChargeMate, the best home EV charger in Australia.
ChargeMate
By JET Charge
Gen 3 Wall Connector: The top home EV charger in Australia. Efficient and reliable charging for your electric vehicle.
Gen 3 Wall Connector
by Tesla
An electric vehicle charging station, Maxi AC Wallbox by Autel, on an orange background. Best home EV charger in Australia.
MaxiCharger AC Wallbox
by Autel

 

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Frequently asked questions about V2G

What is the difference between CHAdeMO and CCS plugs and why does it matter? 

CHAdeMO is a DC-specific fast charging plug used primarily by Japanese manufacturers.  
 
CCS ‘Combined Charging System’ is a plug design that allows regular AC charging and fast DC charging with the same plug.  
 
Currently, the Wallbox Quasar 1 is only compatible with electric vehicles that use the CHAdeMO plug. Since the release of the Quasar 1 in 2020, the standard in Australia has shifted to the CCS plug. As a result, vehicles entering the Australian market will use a CCS plug. The Quasar 2 will support the CCS plug format, meaning a wider range of vehicles.  

What factors are impacting the adoption of V2G technology in Australia? 

There are a few factors that determine when V2G technology, like the Quasar 2, will be available for general use in Australia. This includes distribution network approval and the availability of CCS2 V2G compatible vehicles in Australia.  

Can you explain distribution network approval?  

Currently, due to a lack of a specific CEC certification and approval process for V2G, V2G technology requires individual approval by distribution network services providers (DNSP) and regulatory bodies for installation and use in each state. Each DNSP has its own approval process and requirements, so approval by one DNSP or in one state does not apply to the others, as was the case with the Wallbox Quasar’s approval in South Australia. Quasar 2 will have to repeat the approval process in South Australia.  
 
Upon the release of the Quasar 2 in Australia, JET Charge will work with the appropriate DNSPs and regulatory bodies to obtain approval for installation and use in each state.  

Does anyone else supply V2G chargers? 

Whilst there are other manufacturers of V2G chargers in other markets around the world, the Wallbox Quasar is the only bidirectional charger with the necessary certification work required to sell in Australia at this stage.  
 
JET Charge are working with our brand partners to bring more V2G capable hardware to Australia.  

How does V2G save me money?

EVs have some of the largest batteries in use today. With bi-directional charging, your EV can use solar to charge during the day and then discharge at night for free home power. Vehicle to grid is the key to zero cost mobility. 

How is it different from Vehicle to Load? (V2L)

‘Vehicle to Load’ or V2L is currently available on vehicles like the Hyundai IONIQ 5 and the KIA EV6 and differs from V2G as it is intended for use with appliances rather than as something that interacts with the grid or your home. 

What vehicles are currently compatible with V2G?

Currently the Nissan Leaf, Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV and Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross are the only EVs on the market that will accept V2G. 

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