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It’s a concept that’s been slowly building momentum for about 20 years: not only can electrified vehicles draw power from the grid, but they can also be used to supply power in return. Vehicle to grid technology (V2G), as it’s known, is based on the premise that any vehicle with an electrified powertrain – including […]

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A new report predicts that the segment for managing plug-in recharging technologies will reach $20.7 million by 2024. According to Navigant Research, two different areas of vehicle-grid integration (VGI) technologies will drive the market from its current annual revenue of $335,000 to a multimillion-dollar industry. The first area focuses on charge management for plug-in vehicles, […]

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Nissan announced at the 85th Geneva International Motor Show its involvement in a mass-market vehicle-to-grid (V2G) system. Teaming-up with Endesa, an Enel Group subsidiary, for this initiative, Nissan will participate in a full demonstration of the market-ready and low cost system in Madrid on March 12, 2015. The automaker stated it is now releasing the […]

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The U.S. Air Force unveiled Friday a fleet of plug-in electric vehicles equipped to return electricity to the grid as needed. The fleet of 42 vehicles is located at the Los Angeles Air Force Base in California (LAAFB) and includes both pure electric vehicles as well as PHEV. Of these 42 vehicles, 36 have been […]

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Five bidirectional EV chargers have been put into use in Fort Carson, Colorado. A team of Burns & McDonnell engineers, along with subcontractor Coritech Services has developed a system of bidirectional, fast-charging stations for a local fleet of plug-in electric vehicles. This first-of-its-kind system, it is being said, will push power back to the base […]

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Chrysler Group engineers have been helping to determine if electric-vehicle (EV) batteries can generate revenue as well as power. Chrysler Group has partnered with NextEnergy to evaluate vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology using four all-electric minivans. The two-year Chrysler-NextEnergy partnership launched in 2011 and has been gathering data from four Chrysler Town & Country minivans equipped with […]

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GM’s OnStar division announced yesterday, July 10, a project with TimberRock Energy Solutions, Inc. that uses aggregation software and solar charging canopies with integrated storage to manage the flow of solar power to benefit the electric grid. It will be the first “real-world” use of OnStar’s Smart Grid solutions. TimberRock said it will monitor the […]

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