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. Infrastructure Plug-ins Smart charging Smart Grid

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

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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. Additionally, this project will provide utilities with access to energy usage data that can help improve smart grid operations, reduce power strain during peak charging times, and ensure reliable energy distribution to customers.

Ford and Microsoft Partnering on EV Smart Charging

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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. As currently envisioned, a Ford EV buyer who uses Hohm in a community in which the utility provider is a Hohm partner will receive rich, pertinent data. Ford Motor Company and Microsoft Corp.