California Lawmaker Revives Bill Seeking ‘Bidirectional’ Charging On EVs

June 20, 2024
A California lawmaker is reviving her bill to require all battery electric vehicles (BEVs) to be capable of “bidirectional” charging, though she is still negotiating specific provisions, such as for what model year vehicles the requirement would take effect. “The batteries in an electric vehicle are very powerful. They are an asset that can power much more than just the vehicle,” said Sen. Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) during a June 17 hearing of the Assembly Transportation Committee on the bill, SB...

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