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    Report: Lost power in a winter storm? Just hook up a Toyota Prius like this guy did

    The Toyota Prius' battery pack just got something like a five-star rating from a truly seasoned professional – a 50-year aircraft technician. Bob Osemlak, who'd served more than three of those five decades with the Canadian Air Force, brought electricity back to his home in December during ...

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    Report: Boulder EV rolling out vehicle-to-grid charging in electric trucks

    After working with Coritech Services on a bi-directional DC fast charging solution, Boulder Electric Vehicle says it's now the first-ever electric truckmaker to successfully implement Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) charging. The two companies displayed an electric flatbed utility truck equipped with a ...

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    Report: 200,000 vehicle-to-grid plug-ins to be sold by 2020

    Electric vehicles camped in parking spaces will be an ideal vehicle-to-grid energy source for buildings equipped with energy management systems. A new report from Navigant Research forecasts that nearly 200,000 plug-in electric vehicles equipped with vehicle-to-building (V2B) technology will be ...

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    Official: Kandi sells first 5,000 EVs to Hangzhou, China for just $6,300* each

    How does one say "batteries not included" in Chinese? Kandi Technologies' Zhejiang Kandi Vehicles Co. division, which reached what's regarded as the largest-ever electric-vehicle distribution agreement in China with the city of Hangzhou in July, has settled on a price and delivery date for the ...

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    Official: Kandi EV gets 20,000 orders in Hangzhou, China

    When a Chinese city of more than 8 million people talks, electric-vehicle makers listen. In this case, Kandi Technologies has received a huge EV distribution agreement with the city of Hangzhou that will see 20,000 vehicles leased throughout the city in an effort to test vehicle-to-grid ...

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    Report: Nissan latest vehicle-to-grid Leaf test supplies peak-hour electricity

    Consider this a cart-pulls-horse scenario. Nissan has started a trial program in Japan that involves a Leaf electric vehicle supplying power to a building during mid-afternoon peak electricity-usage periods, Green Car Congress reported, citing the Nikkei. Under the program, a municipal building ...

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    Study: 90,000 vehicle-to-grid vehicles on the road by 2017

    V2G – vehicle-to-grid technology – could be a hugely important step in the upcoming shift from a transportation industry dominated by petroleum to one dominated by things that are not petroleum. V2G is the technology behind the idea of a "cashback car," for example, but it's still a ...

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    NRG Energy launches nation's 1st commercial-scale V2G project

    The "cashback car" is one step closer to reality. Headquartered in New Jersey, NRG Energy, generator of electricity for nearly 20 million U.S. homes, is going to partner with the University of Delaware on a vehicle-to-grid scheme that will supposedly become the U.S.' first commercial-scale V2G ...

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    Denmark gets eBOX for AC Propulsion's 5th Anniversary

    AC Propulsion, a global company involved in electric drive design, development and manufacturing, has delivered a battery-powered eBox to the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) for tests that evaluate vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technologies. The research aims to advance the integration of electric ...

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    Denmark to test Nuvve vehicle-to-grid technology

    Most vehicles are parked nearly 95 percent of the time. This means that those expensive battery packs in electric vehicles are sitting useless most of the time. Or does it? Why not put battery packs in parked vehicles to work? That's the idea behind Nuvve's V2G (vehicle-to-grid) technology. The ...

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    It's payback time from your "Cashback Car"

    Connected And Networked Electric Vehicles Have The Potential To Make EVs Viable Without Huge Incentives. The problem with lithium-ion batteries is that they're just still too costly. And heavy. And large. When the electric vehicles (EVs) that those batteries are installed in are actually being ...

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    AirRay concept scoops the competition with four turbines, solar panels and V2G

    Fans of the normal-car-as-EV style of the Coda Sedan, you've been warned. What we have here is the AirRay, a totally unusual vehicle that (theoretically, at least) uses solar, wind and plug-in power to decrease gasoline consumption. It's also a little bit crazy. The giant air scoops on the hood ...

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    USPS study shows V2G could speed internal investment return

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    We haven't heard anything about the 250 electric Chrysler Town and Country mini-vans joining the United States Postal Service (USPS) fleet since the Earth Day announcement but that doesn't mean sleet, snow or gloom of ...

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    Ford announces electric vehicle-to-grid communications system

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    At a conference in Dearborn today with its utility and research partners, Ford announced a new intelligent vehicle-to-grid communications system. This communications strategy is a major component of the field test program that has been ...

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    Madison Gas & Electric to install EV charging network

    Madison, Wisconsin is a fairly typical college town, a place with a fairly substantial population of people with progressive attitudes on many issues. That means it has more people who ride bikes, take the bus, walk and drive hybrids than some other surrounding areas. It's also easier to find ...

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    Denmark to combine wind power with vehicle-to-grid in new tests

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    Denmark is one of the countries on the leading edge of pushing vehicle electrification. They were one of the first countries to hook up with Better Place to roll out a charging infrastructure. Now, the Danes want to do a test that combines wind power ...

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    Electric vehicle-to-grid network arrives in Newark, DE

    Newark, DE has gotten the green light for one of the first two-way Vehicle to Grid infrastructure. Sponsored by a $730,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, the project helps the state and the University of Delaware to purchase specially-equipped cars (retrofitted versions of the Scion xB) ...

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    Southeast electric utilities to test smart charging PHEV Priuses

    A pair of southeastern U.S. electric utilities will soon start testing a fleet of converted plug-in Toyota Priuses to evaluate a smart charging system. Duke Energy Carolinas and Progress Energy will be evaluating both cross utility charging and billing and vehicle-to-grid technology. The project ...

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    Electric cars could earn owner $500 a month

    For AutoblogGreen's latest video round up we give you three interesting videos from AlwaysOn GoingGreen 2007. The video above is part of a panel discussion about electric cars with "Jessie Deeter, Producer, 'Who Killed the Electric Car?', Tom Gage, CEO, AC Propulsion, Gary Starr, Chairman, ZAP, Ian ...

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    Tesla, PG&E partner on "smart charging"

    Tesla and PG&E have announced a partnership to research and develop vehicle to grid (V2G) technology. The focus of the research will be on Smart Charging. What's smart charging? If you don't know, let JB Straubel, Tesla's Chief Technology Officer explain:"Smart charging is a form of V2G in ...


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