Learn all about how electromobility can contribute to energy supply.
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.
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.
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.
January 26, 2023Implementing V2G
While implementing Vehicle-to-Grid might sound simple, it’s anything but trivial. It all starts with the vehicle and the right charging station.
January 26, 2023The V2G status quo – how much progress has been made in which country?
The technology is one thing; the regulatory framework is another matter entirely. Germany is also catching up in this field, while the UK is already further ahead in this respect. The Netherlands is also playing a very active role in bidirectional charging.
January 26, 2023Which electric cars support V2G?
Many car manufacturers have V2G on their radar. More and more models are being designed with V2G capability.
We’re making history with a future
This is where you can find out which V2G projects and technologies we have already implemented.