25 Apr '13, 6am

Honda and Ford launch Smart Home demos to boost electric cars

Honda and Ford launch Smart Home demos to boost electric cars

Two giants of the motoring world, Honda and Ford, have independently announced the launch of smart home demos aimed at boosting the use of electric cars and energy efficiency in homes. Honda is set to create “Honda Smart Home US” (pictured centre), which will demonstrate the company’s vision for zero-carbon living and will show how solar power can be used to charge the Honda Fit EV. Its site will be built at the University of California, Davis. Meanwhile, Ford has announced products from its MyEnergi Lifestyle initiative that are set to be featured in a ZeroHouse 2.0 model in San Marcos, California. So what can we expect from the two smart homes? The Honda Smart Home US is set to boast numerous new technologies meant to reduce the amount of energy consumed by individuals: and will also allow for full integration with electric cars. Its aim is to meet California’s goal of “...

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