Comments on: Vehicle-to-grid: Genius or waste of energy? http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2011/09/27/vehicle-to-grid-genius-or-waste-of-energy/ Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: colise http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2011/09/27/vehicle-to-grid-genius-or-waste-of-energy/comment-page-1/#comment-348645 Fri, 11 Nov 2011 04:10:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=20197#comment-348645 what an awesome idea i love these vehicles

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By: gregbrew56 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2011/09/27/vehicle-to-grid-genius-or-waste-of-energy/comment-page-1/#comment-348515 Wed, 28 Sep 2011 14:47:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=20197#comment-348515 My Leaf has a range of between 90 and 100 miles, depending on how heavy my foot is. It charges itself at night when electricity rates are 33% of what they are during the day. My average commute is 25 miles. I could comfortably give up half of my total capacity to load leveling during the day. The power co. would also need to figure reduced battery cycle life into the pricing structure, and I would need a mechanism whereby I can tell them NOT to take power in a particular instance when I need extraordinary range.

With the right pricing for my electrons, it could work.

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By: canadapatriot5 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2011/09/27/vehicle-to-grid-genius-or-waste-of-energy/comment-page-1/#comment-348502 Wed, 28 Sep 2011 10:53:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=20197#comment-348502 Great if you kept your SUV full of gas parked in the garage. I live 30 minutes from the nearest local hospital and 1 hour from a major regional hospital.

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By: Cleangreen1 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2011/09/27/vehicle-to-grid-genius-or-waste-of-energy/comment-page-1/#comment-348488 Wed, 28 Sep 2011 03:30:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=20197#comment-348488 A few points: 1) Studies have shown that even during peak rush hour time only 10% of total vehicles are on the road and therefore unavailable, 2) The V2G system allows the user to keep a minimum driving distance so that the battery never discharges more than 80% or so, 3) The ancillary service market does not require deep cycling which deteriorates the battery, but rather high frequency, shallow charging and discharging. Genius idea

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