Multiple drivers are combining to allow battery capacity in electric vehicles to be used as a grid asset through vehicle-to-grid technology, writes George Hilton, senior analyst for energy storage at IHS Markit. Vehicle-to-grid tech could offer low-cost energy storage at a huge scale, but there are many barriers to overcome.
Given that costs of bidirectional EV chargers are rapidly falling, the use of electric vehicle batteries to support the grid could could become much more cost-effective than building out stationary battery storage.
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