Stored energy from electric vehicles (EVs) can be used to power large buildings -- creating new possibilities for the future of smart, renewable energy -- thanks to ground-breaking battery research from WMG at the University of Warwick.
- Energy stored in electric vehicles can be used to power large buildings, thanks to ground-breaking research from WMG, University of Warwick
- Researchers discover that by intelligently managing vehicle-to-grid technology, energy from idle vehicle batteries can be pumped back into the grid – and this would improve vehicle battery life by around 10%
- ‘Smart grid’ developed, which calculates how much energy can be taken from electric vehicles without negatively affecting batteries, and actually improving longevity and performance
- Previously thought that vehicle-to-grid tech only acts to degrade battery life – this research shows that it could keep vehicle batteries healthier for longer
Stored energy from electric vehicles (EVs) can be used to power large buildings – creating new possibilities for the future of smart, renewable energy - thanks to ground-breaking battery research from WMG at the University of Warwick.
Dr Kotub Uddin, with colleagues from WMG’s Energy and Electrical Systems group and Jaguar Land Rover, has demonstrated that vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology can be intelligently utilised to take enough energy from idle EV batteries to be pumped into the grid and power buildings – without damaging the batteries.
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Image: The long-term battery aging test was set up at WMG's Energy Innovation Centre. (Credit: University of Warwick)