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University of Delaware's Electric Vehicles Give Power Back to the Grid
While the innovative strategy certainly benefits the environment, it can also provide some extra cash for electric car owners. Under a 2009 Delaware law (the first of its kind in the world), local utilities that receive power from the cars must pay owners the same rate owners pay to charge batteries. During March 1st to 25th, one of the university’s vehicles earned $143.53 from the local grid operator.
Right now, it costs about $75,000 to purchase a Toyota Scion and convert it to run on V2G tech. However, Kempton thinks that once all costs are optimized, the cars will only cost $3,000 to $5,000 more than traditional gas-powered vehicles.
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