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Cars That Power the Grid

Electric cars that feed energy back to the power grid may play a critical role in a future "smart grid."
Publish Date: Topic: Tech + EngineeringTech & EngineeringNova

In the future, your car might indirectly power your refrigerator. Electric cars are becoming more and more common, and engineers are investigating how these vehicles can feed power back to the electric grid. Here, see one "V2G" (vehicle-to-grid) prototype developed by Willett Kempton at the University of Delaware.

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