BIDIRECTIONAL Act introduced in US Senate to promote electric school buses feeding grid

BIDIRECTIONAL Act introduced in US Senate to promote electric school buses feeding grid

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https://electrek.co/2022/09/30/bidirectional-act-promotes-electric-school-buses-with-v2g/


BIDIRECTIONAL Act introduced in US Senate to promote electric school buses feeding grid



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3 thoughts on “BIDIRECTIONAL Act introduced in US Senate to promote electric school buses feeding grid

  1. Seems like a great idea, especially in disaster areas, the School buses can power a school for the emergency shelters.

    Anybody knows how large the batteries are in these buses? Article says 2 buses can power 600 homes…..wut?

  2. I’d love to see this expanded to more vehicle types then just buses. When you think of your average car battery having anywhere from 2 to 3 days worth of energy for an average American home, think about how powerful this could be! Additionally tractors, commercial mowers, construction equipment, and many other type of vehicles can all be used to help balance out the grid and maximize the value of electric machines.

    Additionally, too many utilities do not want to entertain this idea. My local nonprofit utility doesn’t even allow you to have a battery if you have your own solar system! I asked the manager of the utility if they knew about vehicle to grid and he hadn’t even heard of it! This bill would make utilities seriously consider vehicle to grid. I think they would find that there are many times of the day where they are paying more for energy than it cost for an EV owner to loan their battery. (especially with LFP batteries enabling 2 to 4 times the number of charge cycles compared to ternary batteries.)

    This could be absolutely huge to stabilizing the electrical grid, lowering cost, and driving down the barriers to EV adoption.

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