ARENA injects $2.4m in one of the world’s largest electric vehicle-to-grid schemes

The programme will see batteries of 50 Nissan Leaf EVs discharge electricity to the Australian grid.

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has issued AUD$2.4 million (£1.3m) in funding for the deployment of an electric vehicle (EV) to grid (V2G) scheme in Canberra, Australia.

The trial is thought to be one of the 'world's largest V2G' demonstrations, deploying 50 new EVs in the fleet of the local government.

The scheme will use the second-generation Nissan Leaf, which has a technology that enables the vehicle to send electricity back to the electricity network.

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