Chrysler Group And NextEnergy Explore Vehicle-To-Grid Efficiencies

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Chrysler Group And NextEnergy Explore Vehicle-To-Grid Efficiencies

by Philippe Crowe on hybridCARS
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Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 9:50am

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Chrysler Group engineers have been helping to determine if electric-vehicle (EV) batteries can generate revenue as well as power.

Chrysler Group has partnered with NextEnergy to evaluate vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology using four all-electric minivans.

The two-year Chrysler-NextEnergy partnership launched in 2011 and has been gathering data from four Chrysler Town & Country minivans equipped with all-electric powertrains. Each is powered by a 24 kilowatt-hour battery modified to accommodate bidirectional charging.

Detroit-based NextEnergy is a non-profit energy-technology and business accelerator.

Chrysler said that if the EVs prove to be viable storehouses of electricity, they could provide energy savings by sending surplus power to the grid.

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