Honda recently unveiled its SmartCharge beta program that couples with the eMotorWerks’ JuiceNet cloud platform and the Fit EV’s built-in telematics system to automatically calculate ideal charging times. eMotorWerks, Honda’s Demand Response Provider, gets real-time grid information via the cloud from the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) that delivers wholesale electricity to local utilities in California and Nevada and distributes it to 30 million customers.
The charging time is based on several factors that include the driver’s preferred daily schedule (set via the Honda EV app), the amount of renewable energy and CO2 emitted on the electric grid. The charging sessions do not affect the vehicle’s use making sure the car ic charged when the driver needs it.
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