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AeroVironment licenses PNNL EV smart charger controller technology

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The PNNL technology tells a vehicle’s battery charger when to start and stop charging based upon existing conditions on the electrical grid.

ZAP licenses PNNL’s Smart Charger Controller Technology

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ZAP has entered into a non-exclusive license for the Smart Charger Controller technology developed at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). Earlier post.) ZAP plans to use the technology its charging stations internationally.

PNNL Develops Plug-in Vehicle Smart Charger Controller for Managing Peak Demands in Grid

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Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have developed a Smart Charger Controller for plug-in vehicles that will automatically recharge vehicles during times of least cost to the consumer and lower demand for power. Widespread use of these devices could help advance a smart power grid.

GE and Nissan Get Into Smart Charging

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GE and Nissan have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly research “smart charging&# stations. For more information, read the article: GE, Nissan team on smart charging for electric cars. Here is the full text of the entire article, in case the link goes bad: GE, Nissan team on smart charging for electric cars.

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A group of EV owners can create a grid cloud, with not yet available smart chargers, the grid cloud works as a virtual powerplant.