seen in the Daily Express - I wonder how they are going to get the DC battery power into the grid - or do we all have to purchse the equipment to do it and buy a bloody electrica car as well. Seems like another EU "tou Vill do as I say" type of plan - definately Lunatic BRITAINS homes and factories could be powered by car batteries under a lunatic plan suggested by EU chiefs. They propose using electric cars as back-up to the National Grid when wind turbines do not spin. They said: Batteries for cars will only be needed in cars for the limited amount of time people are actually driving. In between they could also potentially be available as reserve sources of energy. It creates an image of millions of electric cars being plugged into the Grid to help keep the nations lights on. It also underlines a basic problem in the Governments energy policy wind power needs back-up because it is not always windy. The scheme, proposed by the European Economic and Social Committee, was dismissed by an energy expert yesterday as lunatic and by motoring groups as a Heath Robinson idea. Critics point out that if an electric cars battery is drained to supply the Grid, it cannot run until it has been recharged. Read more: Express.co.uk - Home of the Daily and Sunday Express | UK News :: Electric cars to power UK? Lunatic!