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BIDIRECTIONAL Act has buses feeding energy to the grid

Written by Kfir Kedem – October 03, 2022

Reviewed by Asaf Kedem

When it comes to commercial vehicle electrification, the root of the demand many times comes from legislation. Having recognized that in Maine, Senator Angus King introduced a new bill that will help push the electric transformation. The bill is called “the BIDIRECTIONAL Act” and will be deployed in two steps.

The first step is to deploy electric school buses around the state. These buses are all required to have V2G (Vehicle-to-Grid) capabilities. V2G is a vehicle and charger’s ability to supply energy back to the electric grid once the vehicle is charged. The second step is to gain support from electricity providers regarding integration of bi-directional charging.

Auto Trendy’s take:

With the rise of electric passenger cars, we are already starting to see the negative impact on the grid in some areas. Senator King’s bill helps make Maine more sustainable while growing the capacity of the grid. Although energy losses of V2G will never yield a fully powered grid, bi-directional charging will certainly help minimize the impact during peak charging hours.

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