The UK Government is spending £30m to investigate whether vehicle-to-grid technology (V2G) is a feasible option. V2G solutions could see electric vehicles pushing energy back to the power grid.
Funding has been awarded to 21 V2G projects to finance research, design and development, technology trials and exploring commercial opportunities. Initiative participants will look to demonstrate how energy stored in EV batteries could be borrowed by the electricity system during peak hours.
In Oxford, the EDF Energy R&D UK-led grouping is operating its V2GO project using 100 electric fleet vehicles, both cars and vans, from a number of organisations including several delivery and taxi companies. The consortium comprises eight organisations – EDF Energy R&D UK, the University of Oxford, Oxfordshire County Council, Arrival, EO Charging, Upside Energy, and Fleet Innovation.
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