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Ford: Focus Electric Vehicle – CES 2012

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:35 — 131.8MB) While at CES, we stopped in and talked to the folks at Ford. Eric talks with Jeffrey about the Ford Focus Electric, and why you would purchase an all-electric car over a gasoline combustion engine. We talk about the internal battery system, the interactive charging system inside, sending routes directly to the car (a partnership with Mapquest), and more. One thing we focus on with the Energi is the safety of this vehicle. Using over 50% of the body is high-strength steel. The battery is around this steel, which...

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General Electric (GE) Neucleus Monitor Smart Meters

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 11:09 — 130.9MB) Elizabeth Kurfess comes on to the TPN Live CES coverage for Neucleus from GE. It talks to the smart meter outside the home. It can then tell you what you are using and when. As more utilities are deploying energy, Nucleus will monitor and give you a report on how your devices use energy. It can also tell you how you can save energy. The smart meter uses the Zigbee Alliance to tell the smart house what to do and when to do it. So if you have to...

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Energy Monitoring for Appliances From Whirlpool, Direct Energy – CES 2010

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (53.7MB) Ever wanted to track your energy consumption? Well, Whirlpool and Direct Energy might have the answer with that. In a test going out to 40 homes, energy retailer Direct Energy will test how these Appliances will save and how consumers react. The system will automatically figure out how to manage the devices. Andy McCaskey talks with Whirlpool about this pilot project and how the system works. Using the Zigbee network, the appliances will talk with each other. The test is being run this year and the system will be launched in stores...