The nation’s getting older energy grid is beneath stress. As an alternative of including to the pressure, might tens of millions of electrical automobiles assist rescue it?
Expertise companies, utilities and producers are testing the ways in which the electrical grid can perform as a two-way road, with electrical automobiles—or EVs—performing as a fleet of batteries able to be tapped when parked. The concept that the batteries of electrical automobiles might assist provide a area’s energy grid throughout emergencies or peak-demand durations has a reputation: vehicle-to-grid, or V2G. After which there’s V2X—that’s, vehicle-to-anything.