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How your Cute EV Could Keep the Lights on in your Neighborhood

March 15th, 2011 | by Susan Kraemer

As we exit the age of oil, utilities have investigated the various ways that electric vehicles might help stabilize the smart grid. In the last several years, utilities like PG&E have researched using spent batteries from electric cars for grid storage - once they are too worn out for recharging cars any more


When Cars Eat Each Other: Old EV Batteries Will Power Ford Factory

March 12th, 2011 | by Tina Casey

Ford's Michigan Assembly Plant is about to become the scene of a major experiment in car cannibalization. A new 500-kilowatt solar installation has just gone online, and the project includes a 50-kilowatt-hour facility demonstrating the potential for used electric vehicle batteries in energy storage.


Clean Transportation Link Drop

January 25th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Some of the best or biggest clean transportation news from the past week (other than what we covered): Road Trains [&hellip



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