Going Solar

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Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
South Puget Sound, WA
The pieces of technology and infrastructure necessary to make distributed grid power from car and home batteries are in development. Some are already showing up in vehicle-to-grid pilot projects. Batteries with more cycle lifetime, bi-directional power-sharing, swappable battery packs, etc. will make this more possible. EVs already have the ability to time their charging to off-peak rate times. The Ford F150 Lightning with 131kW storage can power a home for days. Eventually, with truly autonomous vehicles, the whole paradigm of car ownership may change.