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Jun 19 2009   2:00AM GMT

Google Smart Charging

Nathan Simon Nathan Simon Profile: Nathan Simon

Here’s a quick insert from CNET…

“Google has written software with “vehicle dispatch algorithms” that can decide how to best charge cars, Reicher said. In addition to smoothing out the load on the grid, smart charging makes it easier to take advantage of solar and wind power, which are variable sources of electricity. ”

Electric cars are getting more and more interesting… driving 70km before a charge is required is pretty good. Mind you ill be one of those guys that gets one of those hot rod electric cars, so it may not last that long! But what Google is trying to do is to stop the 530pm rush of everyone plugging in their cars.

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