Ford and Microsoft Partnering on EV Smart Charging

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Ford Motor Company and Microsoft Corp. Hohm is also intended to help utility companies manage the added demands of electric vehicles on the electric grid. Increasing numbers of electric vehicles will have a significant impact on energy demand; the addition of an electric vehicle to a household could effectively double home energy consumption while the vehicle is charging. Tags: Electric (Battery) Plug-ins Smart charging

IBM Teams With ESB ecars to develop EV smart charging IT system in Ireland

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IBM has teamed with ESB ecars to implement a fully integrated smarter charging IT system that will help manage electric vehicle public charge points, which are being rolled out across Ireland by ESB ecars. Together the companies will add a layer of intelligence and convenience to the charging process, allowing EV drivers to access, charge and pay, using an identification card.

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ClipperCreek and Silver Spring Join PGE and EPRI in EV Smart Charging Pilot

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a producer of plug-in electric vehicle charging infrastructure, and partner Silver Spring Networks, a provider of smart grid solutions, are participating in a plug-in electric vehicle (EV) pilot program sponsored by the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). Findings will be open to a broad audience, helping to set best practices for EV charging and utility integration of EVs across North America.

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Eight carmakers unite for EV smart grid management

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Eight carmaker, 15 utility companies and the US-based Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) will unite to work together in the development a new standardised smart grid system which should make the management of electric car charging easier. The new system would allow utility companies to commu[.].

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Mitsubishi and Tokyo Institute of Technology Developing EV Smart Charging from Wind Turbines

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and the Tokyo Institute of Technology are developing a smart charging system to exploit wind power produced at night to charge electric vehicles. Power companies buy windmill electricity generated during the daytime and resell it to households, factories and buildings. Power supplied to a charging vehicle can be stopped and restarted in increments of one second. Nikkei. Mitsubishi Corp.

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Electrify America, Hubject collaborate to bring Plug&Charge to more than 2,000 high-power public chargers by year end

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Electrify America and Hubject, a recognized leader in electric vehicle (EV) charging interoperability and “Plug&Charge” technology capabilities, announced a strategic agreement that will allow people to pay for their electric vehicle charging simply by plugging in their vehicles. By bringing ISO 15118 to all of Electrify America’s DC fast and home AC chargers, this technology is also the first step to enable EV smart charging and vehicle to grid (V2G) communications.

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Toyota Smart Center Benefits Home Efficiency, Not Just Cars

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We've heard about iPhone apps that allow you to keep tabs on how your 2011 Nissan Leaf or Smart Electric Drive are charging too, and some energy companies are wanting to develop services that keep you updated on the status of your EV. Smart-Grid technology is on the rise and EVs are right at the forefront We've seen Onstar from General Motors.