ADOMANI® is working with OEM’s to develop vehicle-to-grid (V2G) charging capabilities on ADOMANI® electric commercial buses and trucks. The V2G capable vehicles can supply the utility companies with electricity during peak hours, helping reduce the overload on the grid. Additionally, V2G capable electric school buses and commercial trucks can be deployed in emergency situations to restore power to facilities such as schools and hospitals during power outages.
Additionally, V2G capable electric trucks and buses can improve grid stability when exposed to significant disturbances such as sudden changes in load or generator and branch tripping. The V2G capable electric vehicles can operate as safeguards helping reduces voltage fluctuation speeds while extending critical clearing times by up to 40%.
Utility companies and other industry entities can benefit from vehicle-to-grid capabilities. V2G capable electric buses can supply energy back to the grid during peak hours or directly to businesses such as hospitals and schools during power outages.
Potential Savings on Utility Charges
In a study conducted by M.J. Bradley & Associates, a significant amount of savings could be achieved if EV owners waited until after peak demand to charge their vehicles. As an example, if Plug-in Electric Vehicles (PEVs) reach a market penetration of 17 to 25% by 2050, EV owners, utility customers, and communities could save up to $18 billion per state on utility costs.
Furthermore, utilities could benefit from reduced load if EV owners waited until off-peak hours to charge their electric vehicles, thus reducing the load and saving EV owners charging costs. The result could also help reduce costs for other utility customers as more electric vehicles utilize the grid, especially during off-peak usage.