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Volkswagen to Support Grids by Including V2G in EVs

Electric vehicles (“EVs”) are poised to overhaul the transportation sector from an industry with one of the highest rates of carbon emissions to one that relies on zero-emission vehicles powered by green, renewable energy. The average electric vehicle runs on electricity and produces zero-emission at the tailpipe, making it the perfect vehicle for a green economy. In a bid to ensure renewable energy generated through wind turbines is not lost to the ether, German automaker Volkswagen is now looking to install vehicle-to-grid (“V2G”) technology in its vehicles.

According to German news agency Handelsblatt, Germany loses as much as 6,500 gigawatt-hours per year, equivalent to 1% of its annual energy consumption. Most of this energy is generated by German turbines in the Baltic and North Seas on windy days; however, because of insufficient power storage capacity, this clean energy is lost. Volkswagen wants to give its EVs…


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