As part of the ongoing effort of reducing CO2 emissions, Honda is conducting research with Ohio-based electrified utility American Electric Power in order to develop a network of used electric vehicle batteries that could be integrated into AEP’s electricity system.
This project seeks to address numerous challenges regarding the expansion of EVs, including the repurposing of EV batteries. Driven by the increasing volume of EVs, the project would develop the potential to strain the power grid, including spikes in demand during early evening hours when drivers plug in their EVs. Storing additional power in used EV batteries would aid developing renewable energy resources.
As you might remember, Honda Fit EV was launched back in 2012 and since then the lineup has showcased incredible technological features, along with systems that greatly reduce CO2 emissions. Set to reduce overall vehicle emissions by 50 per cent by 2050, Honda team has already started numerous activities in order to achieve the ambitious goal. Such include grid integration solutions, tons of next-gen production technologies, engineering designs for cleaner energy usage and tons of others. In fact, the team has presented new Wireless Vehicle-to-Grid bi-directional energy management system at CES 2019, which has the full potential to reduce CO2 emissions and create new value for Honda customers.