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Ford announced that it intends on its electric fleet to be smart grid compatible. This means that when an electric vehicle is plugged into the wall, it can charge faster when electricity is cheap and slow down charging or sell back electricity during peak demand times.
Date: 08/18/2009
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Smart Grid, Transportation
Although they are 10 years away from commercial scale use, the lithium-air batteries that GM is developing could provide yield output per charge that matches or exceeds that of a traditional petroleum-fueled cars--more than 10 times that of current lithium-ion cells.
Date: 06/23/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Transportation
GM plans to integrate their plug-in electric vehicles into the smart grid using sensors, an intelligent power management system, and a network of smart loads with communications to report where to shift energy use.
Date: 08/19/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Transportation
$2.4 billion in stimulus funding will be awarded for advanced battery technology for hybrid and electric-drive vehicles through the stimulus act, the largest investment in the area ever made.
Date: 08/26/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Transportation
As the world's second most populous country, India struggles to provide reliable electricity to everyone. For this reason, electric vehicle sales in India has greatly decreased.
Date: 01/04/2013
Type: Article
Hitachi America will bring its long life lead acid battery to the North American market to support the integration of solar and wind energy, and hybrid and electric vehicles into the power grid.
Date: 05/05/2010
Type: News
With new research into ultra-light lithium-air batteries, IBM hopes to achieve 500 miles on a single charge. The key breakthrough was an atomic level computer model that helped stabilize the battery's chemistry to increase its lifespan.
Date: 01/17/2012
Type: News
IT firms are attempting to solve problems with smart grid congestion associated with a large-scale electric vehicle infrastructure, in part because of their experience in solving similar data overload with the early internet.
Date: 09/21/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Transportation
Researchers at Stanford and Hanyang University are developing silicon nanotube electrodes that could significantly increase charge capacity of lithium-ion batteries.
Date: 09/23/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Transportation
Nissan North America Inc. broke ground Wednesday for a lithium-ion battery plant as part of a plan to build a five-passenger all-electric car, the Leaf, and create up to 1,300 jobs in Tennessee.
Date: 05/26/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Transportation

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