Millions of EVs are certain to be on U.S. roads by the end of this decade. There is a concern about whether power grids can handle the demand. The issue became more serious when California’s grid operator asked customers to limit charging their EVs to prevent blackouts during a heatwave in October.
Industry experts have now said that utilities will not only do well in handling more EVs but that EVs will also be able to send energy back to grids during peak demand times. The technology phenomenon, known as vehicle-to-grid or V2G, was recently tested in Massachusetts by Highland Electric Fleets. Meanwhile, the Ford F-150 Lightning pickup and Chevrolet Silverado EVs can power homes.