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Cities of the future could be powered by electric vehicles. EVs are growing in popularity but they can spend up to 95% of their time parked. Vehicle to grid technology – or V2G – aims to use this time more efficiently. With V2G, the grid will be able to draw small amounts of power from thousands of EV batteries when they’re parked and plugged in. The grid can use this power to meet sudden peaks in electricity demand without having to call on fossil fuel power stations. The grid could also use these batteries to store power when there is excess renewable electricity. National Grid predicts 99% of the UK’s 30+ million cars will be electric by 2050 which could mean a huge amount of reserve battery storage on city, town and village streets in the future ready to respond to the grid’s call.