…The electric car? As oil prices rise, along with troubles in the Middle East, engineers are searching frantically for another way to fuel automobiles. The government is pushing biofuels, there’s hope for hydrogen, but whatever happened to the electric car? It turns out it’s still a contender, and you can use it to run your house as well.
A team of researchers at the University of Delaware has created a system that enables vehicles to not only run on electricity alone, but also to generate revenue by storing and providing electricity for utilities, so you can run your home off your automobile! The technology, known as V2G, for vehicle-to-grid, lets electricity flow from the car’s battery to power lines and back.