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Tue Dec 10, 2013, 08:32 PM

30. It would be an economic decision, here are some references.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/112750554

All of the (considerable) research says the market aspect and the technology will work. Stats tell us that vehicles are parked on average more than 95% of the time. With a battery that allows more than 200 miles (Tesla's standard) or more, and since most people only drive 35 miles/day on average, there should be plenty of capacity for most drivers to be able to participate without negative impacts - especially considering the financial incentives.

You'll notice that the top US energy regulator is a strong proponent of this technology; he sees it as a key element of a stable electric supply going forward.

This article appeared this past weekend:
Honda experimenting with UD's 'vehicle to grid' technology
Automaker researching 'vehicle to grid'


“It is a big step toward a future with widespread availability of the technology to have Honda join our demonstration with their V2G-capable car,” Kempton said.

Researchers and Honda will continue to collaborate for longer-term testing in conjunction with the grid, Kempton said. It’s up to Honda if that company wants to put it in a mass-produced vehicle, in which case UD would grant the manufacturer a license to use its technology, Kempton said.

“This technology has the potential to support both a cleaner and more efficient power grid and a more positive ownership experience” for electric vehicle customers, said Steven Center, vice president of the Environmental Business Development Office of American Honda Motor Co.

The technology to send power in two directions is new, said Marcos Frommer, a spokesman for Honda. There are technical and regulatory obstacles that need to be overcome, but eventually they envision using it in electric vehicles offered for sale, Frommer said.

UD already is working with BMW...

http://www.delawareonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2013312060024

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