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Response to kristopher (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 28, 2013, 04:35 AM

3. I guess that would be assuming that the batteries

are a different battery than the present crop as the vehicles today mechanically will outlast the batteries by a pretty good margin. At present once a battery has lost about 80% of their capacity they are considered worn out by todays standards for use in hybrids but those cars mechanically still have many miles left in them. I realize that there is a lot of battery left and they are looking for a new use for them but by using them for V2G will only cause that end to be sooner. On the other hand if the owners are paid then I guess that might make it all worth while. At present my total electrical usage comes to around $100 a month so I guess they're planning for the price of electricity to skyrocket in the near future for these numbers to pan out.
The part about after they are removed from cars they will still have a lot of useful life for stationary use doesn't come in play here as at that point they are no longer used in a vehicle so there would be no V2G there.

I realize that they are trying to find a use for used EV and Hybrid batteries but at present there really isn't a use for them other than maybe used combined with solar or wind for people who are off the grid as one of my nieces and her husband were for years living in the mountains of Idaho and Montana

I'm trying to understand what is proposed here with V2G and how it all fits in the grand scheme of things and so far I'm coming up with nada.

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