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Engie and FCA join forces to build world’s largest vehicle-to-grid (V2G) project in Italy

Leigh Collins / Recharge News »

French utility Engie has joined forces with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) to build the world’s largest vehicle-to-grid (V2G) project — using electric-vehicle (EV) batteries to provide up to 25MW of stored renewable energy to help balance the Italian electricity network.

The idea behind V2G is that EVs will be charged when renewable energy on the grid is plentiful and cheap, and some of that electricity will be sent back to the network when the supply of wind and solar power is low and the cost of energy is high.

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