ZigBee Alliance, SAE To Focus On EV Grid-Connection Standards

The ZigBee Alliance and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) say they are collaborating on ZigBee Smart Energy standard-development efforts aimed at supporting plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) and enabling vehicle-to-grid communication and power capabilities.

A key goal of the collaboration is to identify how ZigBee Smart Energy can help ‘define how PEVs and the grid interact, whether at the consumer's home or at a remote location,’ the organizations say.

‘Adding ZigBee Smart Energy to PEVs will give automakers and utilities a common language to manage the charging, storage and use of energy in PEVs,’ says Richard Scholer, chairman of the SAE's Hybrid Vehicle Communications Task Force Committee. ‘The faster standards appear, the sooner electric-powered vehicles can gain consumer acceptance.’

SOURCE: ZigBee Alliance

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