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The nation’s aging power grid is under pressure. Instead of adding to the strain, could millions of electric vehicles help rescue it?
Technology firms, utilities and manufacturers are testing the ways that the electric grid can function as a two-way street, with electric vehicles—or EVs—acting as a fleet of batteries ready to be tapped when parked. The idea that the batteries of electric vehicles could help supply a region’s power grid during emergencies or peak-demand periods has a name: vehicle-to-grid, or V2G. And then there is V2X—that is, vehicle-to-anything.
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