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.

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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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.

Electrify America, Hubject collaborate to bring Plug&Charge to more than 2,000 high-power public chargers by year end

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Electrify America and Hubject, a recognized leader in electric vehicle (EV) charging interoperability and “Plug&Charge” technology capabilities, announced a strategic agreement that will allow people to pay for their electric vehicle charging simply by plugging in their vehicles. By bringing ISO 15118 to all of Electrify America’s DC fast and home AC chargers, this technology is also the first step to enable EV smart charging and vehicle to grid (V2G) communications.

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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, These two facilities are expected to play a leading role in sharing research data and testing methodologies to support EV standardization.