Law and Policy

World’s First GIV Law

In 2009, Sen. Gary Simpson sponsored Senate Bill 153 to establish the rules for Grid Integrated Vehicles in Delaware. On September 21, 2009, Delaware's Governor Jack A. Markell signed Senate Bill 153 (left photo), making it law (right).
The bill, which is the first of its kind in the world, requires electric utilities to compensate owners of electric cars for electricity sent back to the grid at the same rate they pay for electricity to charge the battery.
The event was held at AutoPort Inc. near the Port of Wilmington, where that same day, the first electric car built in Delaware, and the first car ever with complete V2G controls built-in from the factory, rolled off the line (see Regional Economy). For more information see SB 153, Chapter 212 Delaware Code and the UDaily Press Release. EV World Insider described this law as “...the most progressive piece of electric vehicle-focused legislation to date.” The article is available here with permission from the editor. See “Delaware Smart” on page 4 of EV World Update. ((c) 2009, Posted with permission)