Sometimes it seems as though Honda just won't stop moving in the direction of more efficient driving technology. Of course, that's perfectly ok with us. We at Boardwalk Honda have a full lineup of ultra-efficient new Honda vehicles on our Boardwalk Honda lot and couldn't be happier about it. But like we said, Honda is constantly keeping one eye on the future.
Most recently, evidence of the automaker's progress towards efficient mobility comes in the form of a new EV charging program. In conjunction with IBM and Pacific Gas and Electric Co., Honda is piloting a project to increase the flow of information and communication between electric vehicles and the power grid. With a growing number of EV models making their way to market, energy requirements pose a challenge to the present grid. Honda and its partners strive to help stabilize the current infrastructure by allowing it to understand EV charging habits.
So, how will all this work? Using IBM's cloud-based software program and current Honda in-vehicle technology, the Honda Fit EV will be able to interact with the power grid upon connecting to an EV charging post. Once communication between the EV and the grid is open, the vehicle will charge to the exact level that is needed while also factoring in any current grid constraints. In other words, this system will potentially balance the energy needs of EV models with the amount of available power at any given moment.
Pretty fascinating, don't you think? We at Boardwalk Honda certainly believe so. At this point in time, the intelligent EV charging project is still in the testing phase. To learn more as Honda and its partners continue to develop, simply tune in to our Honda blog or contact us in person.