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Barrier 2: Policy

Politics can have a significant impact on the growth and development of any technology. Changing whims of politicians can make or break whole industries, as demonstrated by the different political …

A Non-Domestic V2G Case Study

As we learned in the previous step, V2G has mostly been deployed through research projects and trials. Some innovative businesses have taken V2G the next step into commercial operation. Non-domestic …

Proposition 4: Benefit to Society

The fourth value proposition in this series, Benefit to Society, is essentially altruistic, or unselfish, in nature. It can be considered as investing in V2G to act as a small …

V2G Around the World

In weeks 1 and 2 we have explored V2G in terms of technical feasibility and the potential value propositions which could be used to form a business case. This week …

Proposition 3: Personal Net Zero

Striving to achieve personal net zero or increased self-sufficiency is the third consideration in this series as a value proposition for adopting V2G. The idea is to maximise the carbon …

What is V2G?

Now we’ve introduced EVSE, let’s look at what V2G is with the help of a simple animation. Simply put, V2G, (as we will be using the term) is the system …

Welcome to the Course

This course is unfacilitated, so you won’t see the course team in the comments. Instead there is space for you to work with other learners. The comments section is a …

Barrier 1: Financial Business Case

James Krouse, acting director of the public sector market analysis for INPUT, said “If the business case is made and the money is needed, the money will be made available.” …

Introducing EVSE

EVSE (Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment) is the equipment needed to charge an electric vehicle, made up of three main components – the chargepoint, a cable or connector and the plug …

Introducing V2G Control

Now that we know how V2G works electrically and the hardware components required, we can start to think about how a V2G eco-system is operated by discussing some of the …

Electrical Design of V2G – Fundamentals

In this step you will start to consider how the electrical design of a V2G system differs from a conventional unidirectional EV charging system. A conventional EV charging system must …

Use Case: V2G

So far in the course we’ve been using the term V2G in its broadest sense, to refer to any form of bidirectional EV charging. However, for this step we will …

Why V2G Matters Now

As V2G develops, it has become clear that there are a range of ways the technology can meet the needs of customers. In the last step we heard about some …

The History of V2G

Some innovations happen spontaneously, while others occur in response to a need or problem. V2G was a combination of the two, starting as an interesting concept without a clear problem, …

Use Case: V2L

The Vehicle to Load (V2L) use case is significantly different from the previous two we have looked at. The key difference is that the EV is not connected to the …