Network-controlled charging system for electric vehicles through use of a remote server

  • US 8,138,715 B2
  • Filed: 03/01/2011
  • Issued: 03/20/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/07/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An apparatus, comprising:

  • a control device to turn electric supply on and off to enable and disable charge transfer for electric vehicles;

    a transceiver to communicate requests for charge transfer with a remote server and receive communications from the remote server via a data control unit that is connected to the remote server through a wide area network; and

    a controller, coupled with the control device and the transceiver, to cause the control device to turn the electric supply on based on communication from the remote server.

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