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Vehicle To Grid: Your Electric Car As A Backup Power Source

First Posted: 03/05/09 05:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 02:00 PM ET

Electric cars are kind of a holy grail of green technology. Though it's important to keep in mind where the electricity would ultimately come from -- solar? wind? coal? -- it would be a pretty huge accomplishment. So how could you improve upon the efficiency and green-ness of electric cars? Alyssa Danigelis at Discovery found a way -- V2G:

Wouldn't it be awesome if we could have a two-way charging system when electric vehicles become widely available? That way the cars could store some power and serve as a backup electricity source in a pinch.



Filed by Dave Burdick  |