American auto buyers continue to look for green cars to purchase,
automakers have looked more into electric technology -- the problem
with this move, however, means automakers must create electric
vehicles while power companies look into creating recharging power
Most utility companies now have the technology to
support electric cars, and it's more likely some Americans will need
to have adapters and other technology installed in their garage.
the end of the day this has to be easy for our consumer," Ford
Chairman Bill Ford Jr. said during a recent meeting regarding
electrification. "This can't just be an interesting
science experiment. This has to be something that makes
people's lives better and easier and that is what our dialogue is all
Ford is attempting to offer connectivity so car
owners have the ability to recharge
their cars during off-peak hours or when there is a type of
renewable energy powering the grid, the company also added.
This is part of the overall goal to help ensure electrified cars are
more accepted, as the cost of recharging vehicles during off-peak
hours is cheaper and is less likely to threaten the grid's overall
Ford has remained somewhat secretive when it comes
to electric vehicles, while General Motors recently proudly stated
its Chevrolet Volt will be able
to get up to 230 mpg.
Each automaker is now
attempting to deal with "smart" charging to help keep rates
lower, with vehicles ranging from plug-in gas-electric hybrid
vehicles to full electric cars. Since the bulk of these green
vehicles are still many months -- with most a year or more away --
there is time to better develop any necessary in-car technology.
quote: Specifically, the in-vehicle technology will help drivers pick cheaper times to recharge their electric cars.
quote: As American auto buyers continue to look for green cars to purchase
quote: BTW, I prefer Blue, or sometimes White, depending on the vehicle...
quote: How is an apartment dweller supposed to recharge
quote: 4) It IS as simple as just plugging it into the socket because the user isn't designing a charging circuit or doing anything more elaborate than taking cable A, plugging it in to car port B, and into charger port C. Putting the round peg in the round hole instead of the square one is simple enough most intelligent human beings master it by age 4.
quote: 6) It's pointless to write that Ford must mack sure the purchaser can recharge at home, that much was plainly obvious and will always be the norm.
quote: Useful thing to know, if you're making stupid comments...
quote: one end of your body (your foot) would plug into a BS supply (your mouth)
quote: To avoid this, you need to fully discharge before recharge
quote: not to mention that as the demand for electricity grows, so will the grid.