Start and end dates: 
January, 2009 to December, 2011
Prevailing Stage of Development: 
Research & Development
Brief description and/or other information regarding the project: 
In the GridSurfer project, NEXT ENERGY studied the integration of electromobility into the existing traffic and grid systems. The project took place in the rural area of Oldenburg and Bremen. On the one hand, we wanted to prove the reasonable use of electric vehicles. On the other hand, we tried to analyse the potential of implementing electric vehicle batteries as a stabilising factor into the electricity grid. Among other things, we investigated the so called vehicle-to-grid concept (V2G). By this concept, the traction battery can be used for the vehicle drive as well as for providing storage capacity to compensate for the fluctuating power supply of renewable energy in the grid.
Project full name: 
Land in Sicht: Inter-urbane Integration von Elektrofahrzeugen in Energiesys-teme, Batteriewechsel inklusive
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Project Main Application: 
Electric Vehicles and Vehicle2Grid applications
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