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Student VIT, Vellore

I'm a student and with time and exploration, my interests have grown in renewables fields and management fields. You may find me saying "Progressing Towards Sustainability" many times because I...

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Vehicle-to-grid (V2G) is a promising approach to solve the problem of grid-level intermittent supply and demand mismatch, caused by renewable energy resources because it uses the existing resource of electric vehicle (EV) batteries as the energy storage medium.

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Matt Chester on Nov 26, 2021

Do you think the main push for this is going to come from the side of the customer, the utility, or the automakers? Obviously all three have a key stake, and I ask because I think the weak link is that customer side and whether or not this is something they're going to dive feet first into. 

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Bob Meinetz on Nov 27, 2021

Matt, there's no real incentive for anyone to invest in V2G. It offers nothing for customers except uncertainty; for utilities it offers nothing but uncertainty and unreliability; for automakers it offers potential sales from renewables-minded buyers who have no problem with never knowing whether there's "gas in the car".  It's another air-castle of the energy transition, i.e., a waste of precious time.

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Dr. Amal Khashab on Nov 27, 2021

This could be done, if and only if it is cost- effective for the concened stakeholders ,mainly the utilities and EV owners.

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Jim Stack on Nov 29, 2021

Yes V2H is already available in Japan. V2G has been out and available for years from ACPropulsion who made the T-Zero , xBox and MINI-E all with V2G Vehicle to GRID. In the US the University Of Delaware has been doing a real world example of V2G for over 10 years. They used the MINI-E and they are still running fine today. 

In 2021 Lucid in Casa Grand Arizona just started delivering their Lucid Air with 500 mile range and V2V V2G built in. Many companies are starting to provide forms of this valuable feature like the new FORD Lightning pick up and Rivian Electric Pick up. School buses are also being equipped with this feature. It can pay for itself and not harm the batteries. I plan to add it to my Energy Positive Home in the near future. 



V2G report published identifying 50 projects around the world.


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Pulikkal Ashokan on Dec 3, 2021

Being a Researcher, I have invented solutions to get free electricity to the EVs and to homes. 2023 may be  the best year for me to

make a model. Free electricity to home,  a working model is already in progress.

P.P. Ashokan

Researcher-clean energy and clean water


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