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What’s Best for Vehicle-to-Grid: Buses or Cars?

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Cleantech Investing

With electric vehicle sales around the world picking up, many companies are looking to vehicle-to-grid applications. So far, however, V2G has largely been stuck in pilot mode – and it could be a long time before electric cars become two-way distributed power plants.  Efforts to test and deploy V...

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Gary Tulie on July 10, 2018

First step is grid stability through smart charging. Wherever possible have the grid operator regulate the time and rate of charging whilst getting state of charge where it needs to be. As an example, at half time during a major sporting event when loads of people decide to go make coffee causing demand to spike, having vehicle chargers pause for 10 minutes to flatten the peak.