All-electric plug-in project seeks to...

All-electric plug-in project seeks to make the family car a cash cow

There are 1 comment on the Grist Magazine story from Feb 20, 2010, titled All-electric plug-in project seeks to make the family car a cash cow. In it, Grist Magazine reports that:

U.S. researchers unveiled a vehicle Thursday that could earn money for its driver instead of guzzling it up in gasoline and maintenance costs.

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Cathedral City, CA

#1 Feb 20, 2010
The article mentions surge power production. With a smart grid and V2G cars plugged into the grid, almost instantanious power response could be seen. Not like the coal, gas and even nuclear generation facilities that can't be ramped up in a matter of minutes to address a power surge demand. Spinning generation and baseline generation are still necessary, but the weaknesses in power sag and even to an extent surge could be remeadiated by having electric vehicles plugged into the grid.

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