Posts Tagged ‘Department of Energy’

Ford plans vehicles to interact with power grids

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) – Ford Motor Co. said Tuesday its future electric cars will “talk” to power grids across the country, part of an effort to drive interest in alternative energy vehicles.
The nation’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.