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EPRI, Utilities, Automakers to Demonstrate Technology Enabling Plug-in Electric Vehicles to Support Grid Reliability

Oct 15 - Targeted News Service - The Electric Power Research Institute issued the following news release: The Electric Power Research Institute, along with several auto manufacturers, utilities, and regional transmission organizations, will demonstrate an advanced software platform for integrating plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) with smart grid technologies on Thursday, October 16th. More...

More Than a Silver Lining: Plug-In Electric Vehicles to Talk to Electric Companies via the Cloud

DEARBORN, Mich. (Business Wire) - Oct 14 - Ford Motor Company will join seven global automakers this week for a first-ever test of technology that will allow utility companies to communicate with plug-in electric vehicles via the cloud, an advancement that would help manage energy use and improve the efficiency of the power grid. More...

GM and ABB demonstrate Chevrolet Volt Battery Reuse - world's first use of electric vehicle batteries for homes

ABB Inc. - General Motors and ABB today showed the next stage in battery reuse, the repackaging of five used Chevrolet Volt batteries into a modular unit capable of providing two hours of electricity needed by three to five average American homes. more...

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First ABB DC fast charger for electric vehicles in the U.S. is installed and operational in New Berlin, Wisconsin

ABB Inc. - The first ABB DC fast charger for electric vehicles in the United States is now installed and operational in New Berlin, Wisconsin. more...

ABB's Fast Charger Gets National Certification for Safety Compliance, Adding Credibility and Immediate Availability to Emerging Electric Vehicle Technology

ABB Inc. - ABB, the leading power and automation technology group and a major employer in North Carolina, announced today that it has received the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) listing for its best-selling Terra 51 direct current (DC) fast charger. more...

Leviton and Ford Receive UL Certification for Focus Electric Home Charging Station

Leviton - Leviton, a leading global manufacturer of electrical devices, and Ford Motor Company today announced the new Ford Electric Vehicle (EV) Home Charging Station has achieved UL certification for UL 2231, UL 2251 and UL 2594. more...

Follow Me - Electric Vehicles Take Off In Spain

GE Energy - Behind the general hustle and roaring aircraft engines at Spain's major airports there is to be found a growing vein of quietness. more...

Central Hudson Tests Plug-In Electric Hybrid Pick-Up Trucks

Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation - Central Hudson received three Dodge Ram 1500 PHEV plug-in hybrid electric 4X4 pick-up trucks from Chrysler Corporation to test over a three-year period as part of a nationwide field study of electric vehicles. more...

Convergys Partners with Plug Smart to Provide Real-Time Rating and Billing for Electric Vehicles

Convergys - Today at Metering, Billing/CRM Europe 2011, Convergys Corporation (NYSE: CVG) announced a partnership with Plug Smart to provide real-time rating, billing and data management support for electric vehicle charging stations. more...

Leviton Announces Availability of Home Charging Station for 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in

Leviton - Leviton, a leading global manufacturer of electrical wiring devices, announced today that a 16-amp, Level 2 (240V) home charging station for the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid vehicle will be available in early October. more...

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