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Nissan launches pilot to use Leafs to power its buildings

It'll use the Leaf's bidirectional charging ability to offset peak energy costs

It'll use the Leaf's bidirectional charging ability to offset peak energy costs.

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Nissan Leaf gets approval for vehicle-to-grid use in Germany

It hopes to attract fleet customers who can sell energy back to grid

It hopes to attract fleet customers who can sell energy back to grid.

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Nissan debuts Formula E livery, IMx Kuro concept, electrification strategy update

Nissan is all about electrification.

Nissan will electrify all next-gen crossovers for Europe.

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In Nissan's future, your car will roam the night, charging

Everything will be connected. Everything will be awesome.

Renewable energy, vehicle autonomy, V2G and connectivity combine to make the future beautiful.

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Nissan wants you to use its Leaf EV like a Tesla Powerwall

Nissan and ENEL are partnering on a vehicle-to-grid trial with Leaf EVs saving power to use during peak hours.

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Plug In America wants to talk EV owner compensation for V2G use

Now, About Depreciating The Rest Of The Car...

EV advocate says gas-powered vehicles depreciate a lot faster than plug-in vehicle batteries.

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BMW i3 owners in California get $1,000 to delay charging

A hundred BMW i3 owners in California are receiving $1,000 to take part in a pilot program to delay charging their EVs during peak hours. At the end of the 18-month test, even more money could be on the way to them.

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Lost power in a winter storm? Just hook up a Toyota Prius like this guy did

The Toyota Prius' battery pack just got something like a five-star rating from a truly seasoned professional – a 50-year aircraft technician. Bob Osemlak, who'd served more than three of those five decades with the Canadian Air Force, brought electricity back to his home in December during a heavy ice storm thanks to his gas-electric car.

Ford Studying Space Robots To Improve Connected Car Communications

‚ÄčThe idea of vehicle-to-vehicle communication, commonly known as V2V, isn't a new concept. Ford has already demonstrated how V2V can be a powerful tool in collision avoidance, but the automaker seeks to advance the technology further through an interstellar collaboration.

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Ford looks to space robots to improve car-to-car communications [w/video]

Ford has partnered with St. Petersburg Polytechnic University for three years to research various kinds of connected vehicle communications. The university tie-up is part of its study of space robots, NASA systems created to enable space-to-Earth communication, and the university's own development of systems that enable communication between the International Space State and Earth.

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Boulder EV rolling out vehicle-to-grid charging in electric trucks

After working with Coritech Services on a bi-directional DC fast charging solution, Boulder Electric Vehicle says it's now the first-ever electric truckmaker to successfully implement Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) charging. The two companies displayed an electric flatbed utility truck equipped with a Tesla-sized 72-kWh lithium battery pack and a Coritech 60-kW DC Jon LeSage

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200,000 vehicle-to-grid plug-ins to be sold by 2020

Electric vehicles camped in parking spaces will be an ideal vehicle-to-grid energy source for buildings equipped with energy management systems. A new report from Navigant Research forecasts that nearly 200,000

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Kandi sells first 5,000 EVs to Hangzhou, China for just $6,300* each

How does one say "batteries not included" in Chinese?

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90,000 vehicle-to-grid vehicles on the road by 2017

V2G – vehicle-to-grid technology – could be a hugely important step in the upcoming shift from a transportation industry dominated by petroleum to one dominated by things that are not petroleum. V2G is the technology behind the idea of a "cashback car," for example, but it's still a long way from being available. Sure, there are Sebastian Blanco

NRG Energy launches nation's 1st commercial-scale V2G project

The "cashback car" is one step closer to reality.

EVs Could Generate Power For Your Home And Money For Your Bank

It's no secret that EVs are cheaper to drive per mile than gas vehicles. If you're driving a petrol-powered car, you're paying more for your energy than the guy next to you in a Nissan Leaf. But, EVs could also house a golden goose that can actually make money for their owners.

Denmark gets eBOX for AC Propulsion's 5th Anniversary

AC Propulsion, a global company involved in electric drive design, development and manufacturing, has delivered a battery-powered eBox to the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) for tests that evaluate vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technologies. The research aims to advance the integration of electric vehicles with Denmark's grid.

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