Electric vehicles can charge to the rescue in blackouts

Electric vehicles can charge to the rescue in blackouts

Electric vehicles could provide a lifeline for the electricity grid in times of crisis, going by a world-first Australian trial in which EVs immediately discharged their batteries in response to a network failure in which storms cut power to half a million homes. Victoria’s power supply was thrown into chaos in February when toppled transmission towers at Anakie, west of Geelong, cut power to 530,000 homes. But the event was a perfect opportunity to demonstrate the untapped resources under the …