U.S. Department of Energy Partners with European Union on Electric Vehicle and Smart Grid Coordination

July 22, 2013

Electric vehicles (EV) seem to be everywhere these days. Plug-in hybrid sales doubled in the first six months of 2013 compared to the same period in 2012 -- and sales are only expected to grow as the next generation of cars and grid systems demonstrate even greater cost saving for consumers. That is why the U.S. Department of Energy launched a new center at Argonne National Laboratory last week that will work to ensure that vehicles, charging stations, communications and networking systems work in unison with the electric grid. Full story