Originally posted on 19 January 2023 | By ROB NIKOLEWSKI

An increasing number of car makers are staking their futures on millions of drivers buying electric vehicles.

They’re also envisioning electric vehicles, or EVs, not as mere modes of transportation but as miniature battery-storage centers on wheels — and that may lead to a different way of thinking about the auto industry and, by extension, the electric grid and the utilities that deliver power to their customers.

General Motors and San Diego Gas & Electric recently announced an agreement to look at the feasibility of integrating electric cars and trucks into the power system to help make the grid more resilient and reduce the impacts of blackouts on homeowners.

Read the full article at The San Diego Union Tribune.