Fermata Energy, a provider of intelligent bidirectional technology solutions, has integrated its Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) services software into bidirectional 60 kW and 125 kW EV chargers manufactured by BorgWarner.
According to Fermata, the company’s “V2X bidirectional platform charges and discharges an EV battery, creating revenue opportunities while supporting grid resilience. With bidirectional EV chargers, EVs are charged and ready for driving when needed and earn revenue when not.”
This will help a variety of automotive Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to integrate bidirectional charging capabilities into their product offerings, especially for medium- and heavy-duty transportation, while lowering the EV Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
Fermata has worked with several automotive OEMs to embed this bidirectional charging capability.
In November 2023, the company announced a strategic partnership with Toyota Motor North America and San Diego Gas & Electric Co. In 2022, Nissan approved Fermata’s FE-15 bidirectional charger as the first-ever bidirectional charger for use with the Nissan LEAF in the US without impacting the vehicle’s battery warranty.
Fermata also hopes its partnership with BorgWarner will pave the way for broad use in the North American market by enabling the company’s platform to optimize V2X bidirectional charging commands with a Combined Charging System (CCS) communication protocol.