30 Sep '11, 7pm

GE, Nissan sign R&D agreement to fast track broader adoption of electric cars

GE, Nissan sign R&D agreement to fast track broader adoption of electric cars 30 September 2011 GE and Nissan have signed a two-year research collaboration to speed up the development of a reliable, robust smart charging infrastructure to fuel mass market adoption of electric cars such as the Nissan LEAF. GE and Nissan have identified two key focus areas for the research efforts: the first relates to the integration of electric vehicles with homes and buildings; the second looks at electric vehicle charging dynamics and the future impact on the grid once millions of electric cars are on the road. Several projects around the two focus areas already are underway. In one project, researchers from the companies are studying how electric cars like Nissan LEAF can be incorporated into GE’s overall concept for a Smart Home. Nissan engineers are developing methods to connect the v...

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2011/09/genissan-20110930...

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