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.

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ClipperCreek and Silver Spring Join PGE and EPRI in EV Smart Charging Pilot

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a producer of plug-in electric vehicle charging infrastructure, and partner Silver Spring Networks, a provider of smart grid solutions, are participating in a plug-in electric vehicle (EV) pilot program sponsored by the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). In April, the two companies announced the jointly development of the first fully integrated, Level 2 Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) smart charging station.

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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. In order to store electricity generated at night, windmill operators need to install sodium-sulfur battery systems, which are as costly as power generators. Nikkei. Mitsubishi Corp. Power companies buy windmill electricity generated during the daytime and resell it to households, factories and buildings.

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Second generation Smart EV on its way

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Having already made significant in-roads into the electric vehicle market, Smart is now planning to introduce its second generation electric drive Smart Fortwo with production to begin in early November. Smart’s Fortwo electric drive can be charged at any 220V normal household socket and a fully charged battery is sufficient for 71miles of driving. The vehicle is based on the Smart Fortwo Coupe/Cabrio Passion.

Tesla and Daimler to launch plug-in electric cars

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The companies, working as partners, will bring two plug-in hybrid vehicles to life in the next few years beginning with the Smart EV roadster. In regard to the Smart EV, Musk admitted that Tesla and Daimler have been working on an ‘everyman’ car for more than a year and a half. It is expected that the Smart EV will be on the road by the end of this year.

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.