For architects and contractors, the V2G opens up new opportunities in the planning of service yards at retail and distribution sites, with the potential to simplify designs and to gain significant savings in terms of space, cost and build time.

With loading speeds equivalent to raised docks and dock levellers, the V2G offers the possibility to re-think conventional design formats, keeping the service yard on a single level and avoiding digging vehicle pits. 

This eliminates dead space in the yard that can be used to increase store selling area and productivity or storage capacities instead.  It also avoids the £40k to £240k commonly spent on the installation of vehicle pits.