30 Jan '12, 12pm

GM testing OnStar feature to boost renewable-energy charging in Chevy Volt

GM testing OnStar feature to boost renewable-energy charging in Chevy Volt

Volt Owners May Soon Get Charged with Renewable Energy OnStar using Chevrolet Volts in Google's "Gfleet" to demonstrate technology 2012-01-23 DETROIT – Chevrolet Volt electric car owners could soon charge with renewable energy using a new solution from OnStar. The technology is enabled as OnStar receives a signal from PJM Interconnection that shows the percentage of available renewable energy on the grid. Data from this forecast is downloaded to the OnStar cloud, or Advanced Telematics Operating Management System (ATOMS). OnStar uses this signal to simultaneously manage the charging of many Volts and to match the renewable energy availability. A mobile app could also be used to alert customers when renewable energy is available. OnStar and Google are working together to demonstrate the technology on the 17 Chevrolet Volts in Google's "Gfleet" based at the company's headqua...

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