12 Jan '12, 9pm

CES Report: What the Connected Car Means for Electric Vehicles

CES Report: What the Connected Car Means for Electric Vehicles

The Ford Fusion has been getting a lot of attention this week. The line of hybrid, gasoline and all-electric sedans carried the title of office car of the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show, and for good reason. The entire line of Fusions is chock-full of gadgetry and automated goodness. Besides the voice-activated Sync AppLink that comes on a range of 2012 Ford models, all plug-in hybrid and electric Ford models will come with the MyFord Mobile app, which claimed a "Best of Innovation" award at CES. At first glance, the MyFord app , developed by Ford and Airbiquity, looks similar to other EV charging apps. It can find charging stations, monitor charging and deliver alerts. But it also has a social media component, where people can compete on leaderboards on how much gas and CO2 they’re saving. Airbiquity also partnered with Allstate to offer connected vehicle services, includ...

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