This is an incredibly interesting development and one to certainly keep an eye on as further research develops. This research is in contrast to the general consensus that V2G applications increase the degradation of the EV battery. If this proves to be the case it could well accelerate the the uptake of EVs and make a major change to how properties consume energy.
Dr Uddin said: “These findings reinforce the attractiveness of V2G technologies to automotive original equipment manufacturers; not only is V2G an effective solution for grid support – and subsequently a tidy revenue stream - but we have shown that there is a real possibility of extending the lifetime of traction batteries in tandem. “The results are also appealing to policy makers interested in grid decarbonisation.” It concludes that intelligent use of V2G can make it an effective tool to optimise a battery’s conditions such that degradation is minimised. This allows excess energy to be taken from an idle EV to power the grid while keeping the battery healthier for longer.