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Intelligent solution for charging electric cars

02/28/2012   •   Profession news
Intelligent solution for charging electric cars

Through an innovative research project across several industries, Ericsson will bring mobile connectivity to electric cars and put choice and control over the charging schedule into the hands of drivers.
The new architecture allows drivers to control charging of cars while they are plugged into any ordinary power outlet. Additionally, the system directs energy costs to the car owners'' bill. The driver sets the time and amount to charge on a console in the car or remotely via a smartphone or tablet.
The ELVIIS (Electric Vehicle Intelligent Infra Structure) is a collaboration project between Volvo Car Corporation, Ericsson, Göteborg Energi and Viktoria Institute.