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Vehicle-to-grid Vehicle-to-grid can be used with such gridable vehicles, that is, plug-in electric vehicles (BEVs and PHEVs), with grid capacity. Since most vehicles are parked an average of 95 percent of the time, their batteries could be used to let electricity flow from the car to the power lines and back, with a value to the utilities of up to $4,000 per year per car.[3] One notable V2G project in the United States is at the University of Delaware, where a V2G team headed by Dr. Willett Kempton has been conducting on-going research. History[edit] The company AC Propulsion Inc. coined the term V2G for vehicle-to-grid.[6] Three versions[edit] V2G is a version of battery-to-grid power applied to vehicles. A hybrid or Fuel cell vehicle, which generates power from storable fuel, uses its generator to produce power for a utility at peak electricity usage times. Peak load leveling[edit] Related Terms[edit] carbitrage: This is a portmanteau of 'car' and 'arbitrage'. Backup power solutions[edit] Utilities[edit]

The Climate Group Electric Vehicles The environmental benefits of plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles increase if they are powered by electricity from 'green' sources such as solar, wind or small-scale hydroelectricity. Find out more about green power and how you can purchase it in your state. All-electric vehicles (EVs) run on electricity only. They are propelled by an electric motor (or motors) powered by rechargeable battery packs. EVs have several advantages over vehicles with internal combustion engines (ICEs): Energy efficient. EVs do, however, face significant battery-related challenges: Driving range. However, researchers are working on improved battery technologies to increase driving range and decrease recharging time, weight, and cost. All-Electric Vehicle Videos Note: EV energy use estimated by ORNL as follows: Electric motor efficiency—including inverter and gear reduction losses—assumed to be 76.4%–80.2%, using estimates from Miller et. al.

Autoblog — Alternative Energy - Alternative Fuels; Natural Gas, LPG, NGV Carbon Visuals: Home How Electric Cars Work" Electric cars are something that show up in the news all the time. There are several reasons for the continuing interest in these vehicles: Electric cars create less pollution than gasoline-powered cars, so they are an environmentally friendly alternative to gasoline-powered vehicles (especially in cities).Any news story about hybrid cars usually talks about electric cars as well.Vehicles powered by fuel cells are electric cars, and fuel cells are getting a lot of attention right now in the news. An electric car is a car powered by an electric motor rather than a gasoline engine. From the outside, you would probably have no idea that a car is electric. Under the hood, there are a lot of differences between gasoline and electric cars: The gasoline engine is replaced by an electric motor.The electric motor gets its power from a controller.The controller gets its power from an array of rechargeable batteries.

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