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. AeroVironment will use a portion of the licensed technology in a new prototype version of its Level II charging systems.

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). ZAP plans to use the technology its charging stations internationally. The controller technology allows electric car owners to recharge their rides at times of lowest cost and least stress on the grid.

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. If a million owners plug in their vehicles to recharge after work, it could cause a major strain on the grid.