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UK driver could be paid for owning an electric car under a new partnership between Nissan and Ovo Energy.

The planned initiative is aimed at speeding up the mass adoption of green vehicles in the UK.

The “vehicle to grid” technology will allow its users to connect their vehicles to the grid during off-peak, cheaper tariff periods.

They can then use the stored electricity at home or work when costs are higher, and even potentially sell electricity back to the grid at a profit, the companies announced in a statement.

Nissan and Ovo also said that if all the UK’s vehicles were connected to the national grid, they could provide up to 200 GW – double the current peak requirement. The first installation are set to take place at the start of next year.

Ovo chief executive, Stephen Fitzpatrick said in a statement: “Electric vehicles are fast becoming a mainstream option  for drivers and solve many of the challenges facing our cities. We believe that they have an integral part to play in the twenty-first century power grid and accelerating decarbonisation and mobility, he added.

“We’re delighted that we can now offer such a compelling incentive to customers who are generating their own clean power, providing a truly sustainable alternative to the traditional energy model.”

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