“V2G is an important step and the proof is now that it can work,” Miller said.
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March 23, 2023
The huge potential of electric cars to contribute to Britain’s energy security means that any pressure to push back the deadline to 2030 to end sales of new pure combustion cars must be resisted.
That’s the belief of Claire Miller, director of technology and innovation at Octopus Electric Vehicles, who oversaw her company’s Powerloop Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) trials Nissan Leaf Owners could use the batteries in their cars to store cheap, abundant energy overnight and then power their homes or connect to the grid during the day.
The final phase of this trial in collaboration with National Grid is now complete and four years of data is being analyzed.
Although the technology is still being developed for mass adoption, energy analysts predict that V2G has the potential to provide 20 GW of energy storage, equivalent to 31 million solar panels.
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