UK to fund research into letting electric cars return power to grid

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The UKNice One Cornwall: Electric car charging points to be installed at Redruth and Truro rail stations. Read more ... » plans to invest millions of pounds to explore how the batteriesSwatch says it has a better electric car battery. Read more ... » in thousands of electricSwatch says it has a better electric car battery. Read more ... » carsSwatch says it has a better electric car battery. Read more ... » could help the powerSwatch says it has a better electric car battery. Read more ... » grid and drive take-up of the cleaner vehiclesNew UK Study Reiterates: Electric Cars Are Greener. Read more ... ».

British businesses will be able to bid for £20m of governmentElectric Cars Would Lower UK Oil Imports By 40%, But Only With Much Wider Adoption: Report. Read more ... » fundingUK GOV: Lessons Learnt from the Plugged-in Places Projects. Read more ... » for undertaking researchResearch reveals predicted electric car boom at UK hot spot cities. Read more ... » and trials of vehicleUK: Plymouth to get wave of new electric vehicle charging points. Read more ... »-to-grid technologyBMW revamps "i" electric car division to focus on self-driving tech. Read more ... », which officials believe holds “enormous potential” benefits for drivers and the energy systemBMW and Tesla executives meet to discuss electric cars. Read more ... ».

The announcement comes on the heels of a week of goodEcotricity's Electric Highway Grid in UK is to grow and cover entire UK motorway network. Read more ... » newsSwatch says it has a better electric car battery. Read more ... » for electric carSwatch says it has a better electric car battery. Read more ... » manufacturersLeonardo DiCaprio forms racing team to help speed up electric car sales. Read more ... » and batteryThe #London congestion charge rules are set to change to favour electric cars.. Read more ... »-makers.

Volvo said it was turning its back on cars powered solely by an internal combustion engineFree? Why Electric Cars may soon be even more Cost Effective. Read more ... »France declared it would ban sales of diesel and petrol carsby 2040 and Tesla revealed plans to build the world’s largest battery storage plant in South Australia.

There are now more than 90,000 electric or plug-inPlug-in car grant extended with extra £400m until March 2018. Read more ... » hybridUK EV Sales: Electric vehicles create buzz. Read more ... » cars on UK roads, which currently only draw electricityNorway: Why do they love electric cars in the Arctic Circle?. Read more ... » from the grid when owners recharge them overnight at homeElectric cars finally make sense… for most*. Read more ... » or for half an hourLighter, better density electric battery for small #electricCar is SmartBatt's goal. Read more ... » at rapidUK set to see rapid rise of electric car superchargers in 2014. Read more ... » chargingNice One Cornwall: Electric car charging points to be installed at Redruth and Truro rail stations. Read more ... » stations in towns, cities and motorwayAnd so its done: Tesla settles legal dispute with Ecotricity to put its Superchargers on UK Motorways. Read more ... » service stationsAnd so its done: Tesla settles legal dispute with Ecotricity to put its Superchargers on UK Motorways. Read more ... ».

But with vehicle-to-grid, their batteries could also provide servicesNice One Cornwall: Electric car charging points to be installed at Redruth and Truro rail stations. Read more ... » to local power networks and National GridElectric cars charged by moonlight. Read more ... » – returning electricity to the grid at times of peak demand, or filling the gap if the output from windfarms or solar panelsNick Clegg leads charge in support of electric cars. Read more ... » were suddenly less than expected. 

Drivers also stand to benefit as they would be compensated in some form – such as via payments or free parkingFree? Why Electric Cars may soon be even more Cost Effective. Read more ... » – for allowing their batteries to help power grid managers. 

StrategicFit, an energy consultancy, thinks a single electric carSwatch says it has a better electric car battery. Read more ... » could earn its owner £1First carbon-zero taxi service hits UK roads. Read more ... »,000-£2Electric car promised for 2014 that can do 1,000 miles on single charge. Read more ... »,000 a year for helping the grid, depending on where it were located and how often it were plugged in.

Jesse Norman, a transport ministerGovernment backing will see more electric vehicles on Scotland’s roads. Read more ... », said: “Electric vehiclesBMW revamps "i" electric car division to focus on self-driving tech. Read more ... » are already helping thousands of motorists cut their fuelFree? Why Electric Cars may soon be even more Cost Effective. Read more ... » costsUK GOV: Lessons Learnt from the Plugged-in Places Projects. Read more ... », and now there is an extra financial incentive for motorists to go greenNice One Cornwall: Electric car charging points to be installed at Redruth and Truro rail stations. Read more ... ».”

The Japanese car-maker NissanPlanning future charging infrastructure & funding? OLEV QnA #ev #evdauk. Read more ... » and Italian energy companySwatch says it has a better electric car battery. Read more ... » Enel last year launched the UK’s first large-scale trial of the technology, involving 100 electric carsElectric cars finally make sense… for most*. Read more ... », and there are several smaller pilot projects being run by universities.

The £20m fund will support such workFree? Why Electric Cars may soon be even more Cost Effective. Read more ... », by paying for feasibility studies into how the technology could be usedSwatch says it has a better electric car battery. Read more ... » in the future, developmentBMW revamps "i" electric car division to focus on self-driving tech. Read more ... » of charging equipment and trials around the country. The competitions are expected to attract energy companies, car makers and local authorities.

Adam Mitchell, the principal at StrategicFit, said: “There are many companies who expect [the technology] to grow quite significantly. They are starting to testVauxhall Ampera #EV Hybrid (range extender) EV average ~ 158mpg in town. Read more ... » commercial feasibility but it’s fairly early days.”

The government wants the projects to address how consumers grapple with the technology, examine cybersecurity issues and demonstrate the technical and commercial potential for supporting power networks. 

Officials believe that giving new financial incentivesThe UK went crazy for electric vehicles and hybrids in 2015. Read more ... » to electric car ownersShanghai: Electric car owners are switching on to personal charging systems. Read more ... » – on top of the cheaper running costs and exemptions to congestion zones they already enjoy – will drive a “significant take-up” of the vehicles in the next five to 10More Scots are plugging in electric cars. Read more ... » years.

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