OLEV to fund vehicle-to-grid research

The Office for Low Emission Vehicles is to provide £20m funding for projects investigating how plugged-in electric vehicles could provide demand response services

Electricity stored in plugged-in electric vehicles could be used to balance the grid. Photograph: Gareth Simkins

The government is to invest in technology that allows electric cars to return electricity to the grid while they are plugged in to charge.

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