Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Google and PG&E Unveil Next Generation Hybrids

The philanthropic arm of Google, Google.org, and Pacific Gas & Electric, a northern California utility, have worked together on a project that allows certain hybrids to get up to 75 miles per gallon. The project allows for the cars to be plugged into the energy grid when they are not in use. A wireless signal is sent to the car at different points to see how charged it is the time. If the grid needs more energy, it take some from the hybrid. If not, the hybrid will charge.

Such a technology is not commercialized at this point due to the extra battery needed for the energy storage from the grid not being durable enough at this point.

You can also read about it at the website for RechargeIT, which is tied in with Google.org.

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