Last week, Nissan Motor, in collaboration with Kansai Electric Power (KEPCO) and Sumitomo Electric Industries, started testing tools to charge electric vehicles through remote control.

Under the testing programme, EV switches will be installed in 60 customer-owned electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.

The switches will serve as control instruments for electric vehicle charging.

All three parties have decided to connect their servers to enable remote-control charging, procure vehicle information and identify available charging capacity.

The test forms part of the Kansai VPP Project that aims to integrate multiple power sources to create a flexible power supply.

As the usage of electric vehicles is increasing, Nissan, KEPCO and Sumitomo Electric are working together to ensure a stable electricity supply for the vehicles.