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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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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. It collects data both on power generation and electric vehicle recharging. Nikkei. Mitsubishi Corp.

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