Ford cars to interact with power grids

America's second-largest automaker released details of a two-year collaboration with about a dozen utility companies.

By
August 19, 2009 11:27

Ford Motor Co. said Tuesday its future electric cars will "talk" to power grids across the US, part of an effort to drive interest in alternative-energy vehicles. America's second-largest automaker released details of a two-year collaboration with about a dozen utility companies as well as the Department of Energy on the design of a system that allows car owners to control when they charge vehicles and for how long. Owners can choose to recharge at off-peak times when electricity is cheaper, or when wind, solar or renewable energy is driving the grid, Ford said.


Related Content

The Teva Pharmaceutical Industries
April 30, 2015
Teva doubles down on Mylan, despite rejection

By GLOBES, NIV ELIS