10 Jul '18, 1pm

What's Best for Vehicle-to-Grid: Buses or Cars? - Greentech Media

What's Best for Vehicle-to-Grid: Buses or Cars? - Greentech Media

With electric vehicle sales around the world picking up, many companies are looking to vehicle-to-grid applications. So far, however, V2G has largely been stuck in pilot mode — and it could be a long time before electric cars become two-way distributed power plants. So far, efforts to test and deploy V2G have also focused largely on cars. But are buses a better way to scale? Buses are, after all, publicly owned and come with big batteries and predictable schedules. To find out which type of vehicle really is best for V2G, GTM Research contributing analyst Timotej Gavrilovic reviewed the pros and cons of each. The results are not clear-cut. Buses do, indeed, score highly for V2G potential because of their larger batteries. That means being able to achieve more energy storage capacity with fewer vehicles, Gavrilovic said, not to mention more market participation opportunitie...

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