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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. 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. If an unexpected event on the grid causes a rapid drop in the AC frequency, the charging system will stop charging, providing a grid “shock absorber.”

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. Hohm is also intended to help utility companies manage the added demands of electric vehicles on the electric grid. 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.

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