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Meet the Little-Known Inventor of Vehicle-to-Grid Tech. It is Not a Mere Fad

Under the radar, Willett Kempton is one of the most-cited researchers in EVs

Willett Kempton, third from the right, with electrical engineers on his team at the University of Delaware. Photo: Courtesy Willett Kempton.

Until the middle of the decade, electric vehicles will cost more on average than combustion. So to attract buyers beyond first-movers, automakers have resorted to sales gimmicks. Among them has been this…




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Steve LeVine

Editor at Large, Medium, covering the turbulence all around us, electric vehicles, batteries, social trends. Writing The Mobilist. Ex-Axios, Quartz, WSJ, NYT.

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