PHOTO CAPTION: BMW e-Minis to be used to provide grid services in PJM Interconnection.

Electric Cars to Earn Revenue Providing Grid Services While Plugged In

15 BMW Mini Coopers converted by AC Propulsion will be used to provide grid frequency regulation services as part of demonstration program funded by NRG and the University of Delaware.

Published: 28-Apr-2013

The University of Delaware and NRG Energy celebrated a milestone for their eV2g project April 26.

The Electric Vehicle-to-Grid project demonstrated for the first time the sale of electricity from electric vehicles, or EVs, to the power grid.

"This demonstrates that EVs can provide both mobility and stationary power while helping making the grid more resilient, and ultimately generating revenue for electric vehicle owners," said NRG Executive Vice President Denise Wilson, who leads the company's emerging businesses.


TUM Visio.M light electric car concept seen as starting point for BMW, Daimler light electric car initiative.

In collaboration with Technical University of Munich, BMW and Daimler are working on from-the-ground-up design for lighter, more affordable electric car using concept developed in TUM's Visio.M

BMW Active E lessees can opt to use solar energy to charge their cars.

Company teams up with Real Goods Solar to offer 35% discount on solar panel installation in states where BMW ActiveE is being leased.

BMW i3 city electric car is set to debut in 2013

Purportedly, company is concerned that it won't be able to hits its 100,000 units goal due to lack of charging infrastructure and government incentives.


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