Today in Cleantech

Next year, major car manufacturers will be putting plug-in vehicles on the road in earnest.  That presents an opportunity for IT firms according to the GigaOM Pro report “IT and Networking Issues for the Electric Vehicle Market.”  The reason is that EVs will have to do more than just soak up electricity, they will schedule optimal charging times, maintain battery health, and communicate with charging stations and smart meters.  Needless to say, it’s going to take plenty of IT smarts to pull it off, but companies with solid innovations and proven technologies can help chart the course of this work in progress.