Strommasten und Leitungen über Waldlandschaft

Learn all about how electromobility can contribute to energy supply.

Strommasten und Leitungen über Waldlandschaft
Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G)
Strommasten vor einer beleuchteten Stadt

What is V2G?

Imagine that – in the future – electromobility will help stabilize the power grid and make a significant contribution to climate-neutral power supply, and that drivers of electric cars will also be able to reap financial benefits. This is exactly what is happening with Vehicle-To-Grid (“V2G”) technology. Electric car batteries are thereby used as mobile power plants and energy storage units. We have provided a summary of how this works for you on this page.

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What can V2G do?

To ensure a stable energy supply and achieve climate targets, we need an intelligent power grid – also known as a “smart grid”. In this situation, the energy is temporarily stored and retrieved as needed. This requires flexible storage – which is precisely where V2G comes in. Since the vehicle batteries of electric cars are unused most of the time because the vehicles are parked, they can be used as energy supply storage.
To exploit the full potential, the decentralized, networked electric vehicles form a swarm storage system, which enables them to provide a flexible balance to the fluctuating wind and solar energy. So V2G has the potential to mobilize the immense power reserves of millions of electric cars within seconds and thus contribute to a secure power supply.

The key facts at a glance

“V2G” is an abbreviation that stands for “Vehicle-to-Grid”. Anyone involved in this technology will certainly have already encountered the following other abbreviations too. Click to find out what they mean.






Which areas benefit from V2G?

End users

Real estate

Power grid

Would you like to learn more about V2G?

To what extent has the technology matured, and when will we be able to make use of bidirectional charging? Which electric vehicles already have V2G capabilities, and what about the legal constraints? Check out our deep dive below for the answers.