Better Place, a Better Paradigm

I recently discovered that my sister-in-law’s brother-in-law works for Better Place (I bet there is a specific word for sister-in-law’s brother-in-law in a language that has more respect for family than English!)  I had always been interested in the concept of switching rather than recharging batteries. Seems like a no-brainer to me. Why recharge a battery for a many hours, breaking a long journey, when you can go to a drive through and swap it for a charged one in minutes?  Good-bye range anxiety.

So I got on the phone with him and learned there is even more to …

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Guest Post: Ford: How IT Put a Charge in EV Infrastructure

A few months ago I met Nancy Gioia, Director Global Electrification at Ford Motor Company, at a sustainability meeting in DC organized by the Trans-Atlantic Business Dialogue (TABD). Nancy’s comments at that meeting about the role of IT and telecommunications (ICT) in supporting the use of Electric Vehicles intrigued me then and still do now.   In this guest post Mike Tinskey – Ford’s global manager for electric vehicle infrastructure –  explains how ICT infrastructure will support the user experience.  

 

By Mike Tinskey, Global Manager, Electric Vehicle Infrastructure at Ford Motor Company

While the 1990s don’t feel like too …

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