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

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. It’s not a far reach to think about what we have announced at CES, and some of the mobile application capability, along with some of the smart charging capability, and how that could all integrate together. Tags: Electric (Battery) Plug-ins Smart charging Ford Motor Company and Microsoft Corp.

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. It collects data both on power generation and electric vehicle recharging. Nikkei. Mitsubishi Corp. Power companies buy windmill electricity generated during the daytime and resell it to households, factories and buildings. But they often are not interested in buying power produced at night because of weak demand.

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.