Why Your EV Battery Might Soon Be Used to Power Your House
Vehicle-to-Grid technology, also known as V2G, is being explored as a way to transfer energy from a vehicle back to the grid
By George Downs
The latest electric vehicles offer the power to charge household devices or other EVs using the energy stored in the car’s battery. WSJ’s George Downs explores how some companies are developing vehicle-to-grid technology that would enable energy to flow from the EV into the electricity grid itself. Illustration: George Downs
George Downs explores the evolution of transportation, from electric vehicles to commercial aviation and the future of spaceflight.
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