Ford and Microsoft have teamed together to deliver Microsoft Hohm to US owners of EVs in order to help save on home energy costs
From left, Ford CEO Alan Mulally, Ford's global product development chief Derrick Kuzak, and principal product unit manager for Microsoft Hohm Troy Batterberry with the new Lincoln MKZ Hybrid at a press conference in New York
General manager for Microsoft Hohm Troy Batterberry, speaks at a press conference at the New York International Auto Show about plans to use Microsoft Hohm technology in several of Fordâ€™s upcoming electric vehicles
A couple of the drawbacks of owning an electric vehicle (EV) will be remembering to recharge it daily and knowing what time of day or night is best to take advantage of the most cost-effective electricity tariff. According to some figures, a household’s energy consumption could double while an EV is charging. To help overcome these conundrums, Ford and Microsoft have joined forces to implement the Microsoft Hohm energy management application for Ford’s EVs, starting with the Focus Electric next year.
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