Merchants Auto set to become the largest national operator of electric vehicle fleets

A New Hampshire car dealership is poised to become the nation’s largest electric fleet vehicle operator. Merchants Auto said the dealership is working with Ford, GM and other electric automakers to supply vehicles to businesses across the country. Tuesday at the New Hampshire Energy Innovation Conference at Derryfield School in Manchester. Hari Nayar, vice president for fleet electrification and sustainability at Merchants Auto, said electric vehicle fleets not only avoid the problem of high gas prices, but can also support electricity utilities in a process called two-way electric vehicle charging between vehicle and grid. The process allows electric vehicles to provide power to charging stations if a grid goes down. “called for action to provide some support to the grid until the cloud cover disappears,” said Nayar Merchants Auto said it expects electric vehicle production to increase further in the months and years to come to meet consumer demand.

A New Hampshire car dealership is on its way to becoming the nation’s largest electric vehicle fleet operator.

Merchants Auto said the dealership is working with Ford, GM and other electric automakers to supply vehicles to businesses across the country.

Concessionaire officials spoke about the partnership on Tuesday at the New Hampshire Energy Innovation Conference at Derryfield School in Manchester.

Hari Nayar, vice president of fleet electrification and sustainability at Merchants Auto, said electric vehicle fleets not only avoid the problem of high gas prices, but can also support electric utilities in a process called a two-way vehicle-to-grid electric vehicle. loading.

The process enables electric vehicles to supply power to charging stations in the event of a grid failure.

“If a solar plant suddenly has cloud cover and its output drops and there are thousands of EVs in the area, those EVs can be called into action to provide some grid support until to the cloud coverage disappears,” Nayar said.

Merchants Auto said it expects electric vehicle production to increase further in the months and years to come to meet consumer demand.

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