Ford and Microsoft Partnering on EV Smart Charging

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Ford Motor Company and Microsoft Corp. For the vehicle application, Hohm will help owners determine when and how to most efficiently and affordably recharge battery electric (BEV) and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) vehicles. Hohm is also intended to help utility companies manage the added demands of electric vehicles on the electric grid. For EV drivers in non-Hohm utility partner communities, the system will provide a more general guide to managing the consumer’s charging.

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. It collects data both on power generation and electric vehicle recharging. Nikkei. Mitsubishi Corp.

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American and European Standards organizations agree to strengthen transatlantic cooperation on standards for electric vehicles

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The event brought together technical experts from industry, government, and other stakeholders to compare and discuss standardization priorities for electric vehicles (EVs) outlined in the October 2011 Report of the CEN-CENELEC Focus Group on European Electro-Mobility and the April 2012 Standardization Roadmap for Electric Vehicles – Version 1.0, These two facilities are expected to play a leading role in sharing research data and testing methodologies to support EV standardization.