System and method for optimizing grid charging of an electric/hybrid vehicle

  • US 7,402,978 B2
  • Filed: 06/30/2006
  • Issued: 07/22/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/30/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A vehicular charging system deployed on a vehicle configured to be charged from an external power source, the vehicular charging system configured to communicate with the central controller of a fleet charging management system, the vehicular charging system comprising:

  • a battery assembly;

    a memory configured to store a predetermined charge initialization time;

    a transceiver deployed on the vehicle; and

    a processor coupled to said battery assembly, to said transceiver, and to said memory, said processor configured to;

    (i) establish the predetermined charge initialization time utilizing data received via said transceiver and provided by the central controller, and (ii) electrically couple the external power source to said battery assembly to commence charging said battery assembly at the predetermined charge initialization time.

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