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After casually mentioning previously that a new plug-in hybrid was on the way, Honda has now confirmed that this model will arrive by 2018. For its upcoming PHEV, Honda will be using a redesigned powertrain expected to offer at least 40 miles of range in all-electric mode. Ryan Harty, manager of environmental business development at […]

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Automakers located in the U.S. will try to have vehicles talk to utility companies during a special field test this week. Eight global automakers are joining forces for a first-ever test of technology that will allow utility companies to communicate with plug-in electric vehicles via the cloud, an advancement that would help manage energy use […]

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Eight major automakers and 15 utilities organized by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) are demonstrating a standards-based, open grid integration platform for plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs). The manufacturers involved said the open platform will simplify and streamline vehicle-to-grid (V2G) communications, enabling PEVs to provide grid services and increasing the overall value proposition of plug-in […]

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