19 Aug '11, 12pm

Speeding Adoption of EVs a New Focus for National Standards Group

Speeding Adoption of EVs a New Focus for National Standards Group

Although electric vehicles are riding high on the hype -- and enthusiasm -- cycle of late, there is still a long road ahead to build the smart support system that will speed and spread adoption of EVs in the United States. Among the biggest barriers: • Developing a comprehensive network of charging stations and facilities. • Creating systems that alert drivers about the best place and time to juice up car batteries, and warn of weather conditions, hazards or heavy traffic that could slow journeys. • Implementing secure connections that bridge cars, charging stations and personal accounts to pay for the electricity from roadside stations. • And building the IT backbone that links the hardware, software and systems so that all the players in the network can talk to each other. The scenario of widely deployed, smart electric vehicles is a major component of the concept GreenB...

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