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Tomorrow, heat yourself with your car battery?


FIGARO TOMORROW - In Occitania, electric cars supply the network thanks to intelligent charging stations.

What if electric car batteries powered the power grid?

It is to test this technical possibility that a so-called “vehicle-to-grid” experiment was launched in 2021 (literally from the car to the network).

A cooperation between Dreev (a joint venture between EDF and the Californian start-up Nuvve), Ademe, the Occitanie region and Nissan enables certain electric car batteries to sell the energy they contain through terminals that are also used to recharge them.

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Does the electric car go beyond the limits?

What if tomorrow we were to light up or heat ourselves thanks to the electricity stored in electric cars?

This is the bet made by EDF as part of its Flexitanie project.

“A car battery is an energy store that is unused 95% of the time.

This experiment aims to find out if we can optimize the load and the use of this capacity without compromising the use of the motorist”

, explains Virginie Monnier-Mangue, regional delegate Occitanie-Est of EDF…

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Source: lefigaro

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