Electric vehicles (EVs) could offer 11GW of rapid flexibility to the UK’s energy grid by 2030.

That’s according to energy tech developer Open Energi, which suggests smart charging, which is when vehicles are charged automatically at optimal times, could support renewable generation, balance supply and demand and alleviate strain on the network.

The firm finds by 2020, an estimated 1.6 million EVs on the road could provide up to 550MW of turn-up flexibility and around 1.3GW of turn-down flexibility.

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