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    Friday, April 13, 2018

    Electric Cars To Keep The Lights On

    How Millions Of Electric Cars Could Power Your Home

    Irina Slav, April 10, 2018 (OilPrice)

    “…[Charging EVs from the grid when there is excess output and releasing back unused juice to the grid at peak hours is called vehicle-to-grid (V2G) and, as a concept, has] been around for about a decade…[By 2040, there will likely be sufficient vehicle] battery capacity to use in the grid…[But a huge, complex communications system will be needed] so everyone knows when the best time to charge the cars is…[An even bigger issue is] the discharge part of the process: some industry insiders are concerned that when the grid sucks out juice from the batteries this could lead to increased stress on the cells, potentially damaging the battery…[The non-technical issue may be more challenging. Driver habits must change.] Nissan offered owners of Leaf a means to adapt their car battery to power their homes. The benefit was a US$40 electricity bill every month…Over the six years since the start of the project, just 7,000 out of 81,500 Leaf owners in Japan agreed to take part…[Finally, utilities will need to make offer an incentive. The] financial benefits of V2G are uncertain…” click here for more

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