Texas Winter Weather

BillK

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Bill
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Volt, Zero SR/F, various ICE motorcycles
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We had, you may have heard, power issues. I have seen the usual suspects whining that having lots of EVs would only make our power situation worse. I use TXU and charge my Chevy Volt (waiting for my MME) at night when my plan offers kiloWatt hours for free to soak up their excess capacity on normal days. During our power outage I drove around under electric power looking for a gas station that wasn't sold out so I could buy gas for the generator heating my house.

If I had failed to find more gasoline in the power outage (only found one station and all they had was premium) I would have used the 1.5 kW DC-DC converter on my Volt to supply an inverter that would power at least one heater on that zero degree night. Does anyone here know the capacity of our MME DC-DC converter? Has Ford said anything about V2G capability?
 

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