Electric vehicle-to-grid trials secure £11m government backing

BusinessGreen staff
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UK Power Networks, Octopus Energy, BYD, SSE and University of Leeds will trial technology that stores energy in EVs and buses for use later by the grid

Four UK electric vehicle pilot projects have secured £11m in government funding to trial vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology, which stores excess power in EV batteries for use by the grid at times of high...

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