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Honda Tests Vehicle-To-Grid Capabilities For Electric Cars In Germany

By Brian Spaen

Honda joins the ongoing trend of adding vehicle-to-grid capability with their electric vehicles. They’ve invested into the technology at their charging station at Offenbach, Germany. The auto manufacturer hopes that this maximizes the use of renewable power at their campus and the process will stabilize the energy grid on a larger scale.

Vehicle-to-grid capability, also known as V2G, is a process where electricity is either sent back to the power grid or it limits charging rates when needed. Since electric vehicles spend most of their time being parked, their batteries provide another outlet to store energy and it can be tapped into when needed. Most EVs aren’t optimized to fully electrify a home, but it does provide good backup.