Tying an electric charger into Cisco's home energy-management network will let EV drivers tap into cheaper off-peak rates without the need for a smart meter.
Victorian government in Australia is asking residents to volunteer for Blink Level 2 EV chargers in homes as part of a province-wide study.
The Blink line of charging stations for commercial services and home use will have cellular-network capability, as well as LAN, Wi-Fi, and ZigBee.
GE's WattStation EV charger will become the recommended charger for Coda's all-electric sedans, which are just starting production and will compete with the Nissan Leaf and Ford Focus.
Customers who sign up will receive a $2,500 rebate to charge up their Leaf vehicles at charging stations around the state.
Car2Go is bringing 300 all-electric Smart ForTwos to San Diego. Members of the car-sharing program can rent these EVs by the day, hour, or minute, but with an 84-mile range, they won't be going very far.
As electric vehicles come to market, the auto and utility industries are experimenting with new business models to clear the way for the technology.
Makers of electric vehicles and their suppliers are ramping up, but few vehicles are actually available, making it tricky to gauge market demand and drive down costs while being profitable.
The networking giant invests in Control4 and will use its "connected home" operating system in energy deals with utilities and cities investing in modern IT infrastructure.
Quick-charge and plug-in accessory upgrades allow all-electric motorcycles to be recharged from public stations.