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

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IBM has teamed with ESB ecars to implement a fully integrated smarter charging IT system that will help manage electric vehicle public charge points, which are being rolled out across Ireland by ESB ecars. 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.

Ford and Microsoft Partnering on EV Smart Charging

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announced at the New York International Auto Show that they are teaming up to implement the Microsoft Hohm energy management application for Ford’s electric vehicles. Ford is the first automaker to announce the planned use of Hohm, starting with the Focus Electric next year. 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.

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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). Charging stations will relay metered electricity usage data in the same way a meter on a house does. ClipperCreek, Inc.,

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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. Power companies buy windmill electricity generated during the daytime and resell it to households, factories and buildings. 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.

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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. The second generation of the vehicle boasts a 14kWh lithium-ion battery pack from Tesla Motors housed between the axles and a 30kW electric motor that is fitted at the rear and offers 120Nm of torque.

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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, developed by the ANSI Electric Vehicles Standards Panel ( EVSP ). Vehicle-to-grid communications.

Tesla and Daimler to launch plug-in electric cars

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The future is green for Tesla Motors and its partner Daimler AG, as they plan to launch two plug-in electric vehicles in the near future. 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. This will be followed by another affordable, zero-emissions electric vehicle. It is expected that the Smart EV will be on the road by the end of this year.

Hangzhou City begins construction of vertical parking unit for EV sharing

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EV maker Kandi Technologies Group, Inc. announced that Hangzhou City, China, has started the construction of its first EV smart vertical parking and charging facility to advance its planned five-year goal of establishing a mini-public transportation system which will include up to 100,000 self-service rental EVs and all necessary service infrastructure throughout Hangzhou.

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Electrify America selects Greenlots to develop operating platform to manage national network of EV charging stations

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Electrify America has selected Greenlots , a leading provider of grid-enabled electric vehicle (EV) smart charging solutions, to deliver the operating platform for its network of high-power fast chargers that will greatly expand highway and other EV charging capabilities across the United States. multifamily residential locations and municipal lots and garages, as well as high-speed community depots that will feature fast EV charging at speeds of up 150kW.

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