HYBRID VEHICLE RECHARGING SYSTEM AND METHOD OF OPERATION

  • US 20100256830A1
  • Filed: 06/15/2010
  • Published: 10/07/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/05/2007
  • Status: Abandoned Application
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1. A method for charging a plurality of hybrid vehicles connected to a utility network, said method comprising:

  • determining a number of hybrid vehicles connected to said utility network, said hybrid vehicles being positioned in separate locations;

    determining an electrical power characteristic of said utility network to deliver electrical power to at least one location;

    determining an off-peak period based on an electrical demand profile for said utility network;

    scheduling charge times for each of said hybrid vehicles during said off-peak period, wherein said scheduling is based on said electrical power characteristic, said electrical demand profile and said number of said hybrid vehicles; and

    ,activating charging of each of said hybrid vehicles during said scheduled charge times.

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