13 Apr '12, 3pm

IBM, Honda Try Connecting EVs Directly to Utilities: Electric vehicles are inherently connected to the power g...

IBM, Honda Try Connecting EVs Directly to Utilities: Electric vehicles are inherently connected to the power g...

Electric vehicles are inherently connected to the power grid. But truly integrating the cars into grid operations is another matter altogether. IBM , Honda and Pacific Gas & Electric have teamed up to test the communications between the Honda Fit’s onboard telematics and the utility’s back office. The pilot, which involves fewer than 10 real cars and more simulated scenarios, is investigating the connection between the car and the utility to receive messages about charging and grid events. “The primary focus of what we’re doing is, we’re communicating the signal directly through the vehicle,” said Clay Luthy, global distributed energy resource leader for energy and utilities at IBM. “This provides a utility ultimate flexibility to send load-shed signals.” The connection directly to the car, rather than through a charging station, adds another level of flexibility for the u...

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