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Hitachi, Mitsubishi & ENGIE Join Forces to Develop Vehicle to Building & Grid Technology

As much as 75% of CO2 emissions produced today come from buildings and transport combined. So when a new technology innovation arises which promises to promote energy efficiency and the integration of renewable energy within both sectors simultaneously, it is worth exploring. Electronics giant Hitachi, along with Mitsubishi Motors and energy firm ENGIE have come together on a new demonstration project to investigate the potential for electric vehicles (EVs) to act as a means of energy storage for an office building. "This demonstration will help provide a new energy solution for energy efficient, low carbon smart buildings. We are aiming to show that EVs and PHEVs (hybrid) can be a vital component of urban energy in the future," said Vincent Cobee, Corporate Vice President at Mitsubishi Motors. Vehicle to building (V2B) technology is not new. In fact, it has long vowed to play a crucial role in reducing carbon emissions around the world. So what’s […]

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