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The auto industry has gone through bailouts and bankruptcy since Shai Agassi, CEO of electric vehicle infrastructure startup and the former second-in-command at software giant SAP, declared that we’re about to enter the era of Car 2.0. With the allocation of billions of dollars in stimulus […]

The auto industry has gone through bailouts and bankruptcy since Shai Agassi, CEO of electric vehicle infrastructure startup and the former second-in-command at software giant SAP, declared that we’re about to enter the era of Car 2.0. With the allocation of billions of dollars in stimulus funds for smart grid technology, electric vehicle development and car charging infrastructure, movement toward a transportation system for the digital age — in which vehicles are connected to the power grid as well as communication networks — has picked up momentum. Here are the key players and technologies you need to know about.

Graphics courtesy of the companies and Plug-In 2009

We know this guide hasn’t covered all the firms involved in the smart grid. If you have particular favorites, add them in the comment section. We’ll keep this page updated with Earth2Tech’s continuing coverage of Car 2.0 and its key players.

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  2. [...] communication networks, new types of vehicles and innovative services for truly networked vehicles. Read Earth2Tech’s Guide to Car 2.0 to learn about the key players and opportunities in this [...]

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  3. [...] fuel economy without complicated drivetrains (providing a cost advantage over hybrids today), while plug-in hybrids bundled with a renewable energy-powered grid can be even [...]

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  4. [...] connected car, or Car 2.0 — a vehicle that’s linked to both the power grid and communication networks — has [...]

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  5. Едут в машине и ругаются муж с женой. Проезжают просёлочной дорогой мимо пары свиней. Жена: – Родственники небось твои? Муж: – Ага, тёща с тестем

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  6. [...] into a hybrid vehicle system.) Used in conjunction with batteries, ultracaps could also help make vehicle-to-grid technology more feasible, allowing electric cars to provide on-demand energy for the power grid without [...]

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  7. [...] and advanced technology, and you get new smartphone applications pushing forward the idea of Car 2.0, or the intersection of vehicles, communication networks and the electrical [...]

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  8. [...] the project could serve as a laboratory for integrating Car 2.0 technologies (in which vehicles are connected to the power grid as well as communication networks) [...]

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  9. [...] the project could serve as a laboratory for integrating Car 2.0 technologies (in which vehicles are connected to the power grid as well as communication networks) [...]

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  10. [...] this kind of research fits into the larger system surrounding what we’ve called Car 2.0 — a transportation system for the digital age, in which vehicles are connected to the power [...]

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