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Video: IT and power grid standards are key to revving up electric cars

John Clark of GridPoint and Richard Lowenthal of Coulomb Technologies discuss how the largest obstacle for next-generation electric cars is standards. They believe that standards in IT infrastructure and the power grid are necessary for any successful large implementation.

At the Green:Net conference in San Francisco, John Clark of GridPoint and Richard Lowenthal of Coulomb Technologies discuss how the largest obstacle for next-generation electric cars is standards. The executives believe that standards in IT infrastructure and the power grid are necessary for any successful large implementation.

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3 comments
yobtaf
yobtaf

For the government to step in. We could all be driving electric cars in ten years.

Michael Kassner
Michael Kassner

Otherwise China is going to surpass us in this field as well.

brent.young
brent.young

every building would photovoltaic at least 70-80% of its own electricity and we'd have plenty of power on the grid to charge our cars and other toys with.