V2G around
the world

Pioneering V2G projects are delivering cutting-edge insights through learning by doing. Come take a look.

What is Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G)?

V2G is technology enabling bi-directional energy transfer from/to plug-in electric vehicles. Power from the vehicle's battery can be fed (back) to a home, an office building, a street or the national electricity grid. This way, an electric vehicle can be used as a battery, supporting a future of smart grids and decentralised renewable power production. This is distinct from ‘dumb’ one-way charging and ‘V1G’ or ‘smart’ charging where the rate and time of charge can be varied.

Benefits

  • Less concerns for grid overload
  • Novel economic revenues for consumers
  • Cheap and fast energy storage
  • Making use of existing resources
  • Supporting electrical grid, reducing concerns for grid overload
  • Reduction of environmental impact

V2G projects around
the world

The starting point for the V2G hub was mapping out V2G projects around the world. Our criterion for inclusion was physical deployment of V2G technology for a specific use case. This excluded experimental research and narrow technology demonstration.

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Project overview
and insights

In this V2G hub the current global overview and corresponding key insights of V2G projects around the world are shown. What projects are out there? We have surveyed the literature and existing projects; and we encourage leading experts to update our list of projects.

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V2G - A Global Roadtrip report

A jointly commissioned report by UK Power Networks and Innovate UK, both at the forefront of V2G demonstration. Its goal is to equip distribution system operators (DSOs) and market participants with the latest intelligence on the value and challenges of V2G.

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