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AeroVironment licenses PNNL EV smart charger controller technology

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has licensed smart charging controller technology developed at the US Department of Energy (DOE) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) for incorporation into its charging station equipment. The Grid Friendly EV Charger Controller technology notifies the car’s battery charger when to start and stop charging based upon existing conditions on the electrical grid. If a million owners plug in their vehicles to recharge after work, it could cause a major strain on the grid.

Ford and Microsoft Partnering on EV Smart Charging

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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. The announcement in New York was more about the partnership between Ford and Microsoft in this area than about the vehicle implementation specifics (which are still pretty sparse publicly), said Ed Pleet, Ford product and business development manager for the Connected Services group.

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No Silent Electric Vehicles | Sound For Electric Vehicles

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Electric Cars in particular are gaining fame because of their rechargeable engine that is powered by batteries as opposed to the traditional gas engine. This means that EVs are actually a good option for the improvement of the physical health of the public as they produce no sound.