IBM Working On Cloud-Based App To Let Drivers Recharge EVs Using Renewable Energy

IBM is currently developing a cloud based web app with Swiss utility EKZ that will help the drivers to let them use renewable source to recharge their electric vehicles. This app could be very useful to reduce the pressure on power grid as now the main source of recharging of EVs is power grid. The app will also allow schedule recharging during peak production time of renewable energy.

According to Swiss utility EKZ, the mass production of electric cars is alarming news for power sector of Switzerland. As production of electricity is limited, the proliferation of Ev will strain on the power grid. If in case, all the EVs are connected for recharging, it will collapse the whole power grid system.

From this concerning issue, IBM is testing on app to offload the power grid. The main attractive service is that it will notify the drivers the timing of the production of peak renewable energy. The app will then act as a media for the drivers & the power companies by providing the drivers when the most wind, solar, or hydro electricity is being produced, and schedule charging during those times.

Peter Franken, head of the Energy Distribution department of EKZ, in a news release said, “Electric vehicles can be used to buffer the irregular production of electricity from future renewable sources, which will contribute to the overall stability of the electrical network. With this project we can show how electric vehicles can create a balance between supply and demand for smarter energy grids.”


A device will be connected to the battery & charging system of the electric vehicle. The device will also be connected to cellular phone where the app is installed. Through cellular network the device will send battery & charging information of electric car to the cloud system of IBM. The cloud system will communicate with the power companies about real-time electricity rates and demand. The app on the mobile then notifies the driver about charging his/her electric vehicle using renewable energy. Two ways are there for charging. Driver himself/herself can schedule when he/she sees low electricity rates or the driver can pass over the process to the power company to schedule charging when renewable energy production is at the peak.

According to news source, “In the pilot project, real-time production data of photovoltaic solar panels located at EKZ’s facility in Dietikon, Switzerland is transmitted to IBM’s cloud. An electric vehicle connected to the grid is charged when solar electricity is being produced, and the system can adapt to other supplies if solar production is low.”

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  1. anonymous

    they can hear and see what your visually thinking 

    the reason alot of asians have completely expressionless faces, only associate with asians and dont associate with non asians very much, and are very unfriendly in general is to avoid accidentally revealing that they can read minds, if all over a billion asians were to show facial expressions all the time just as much as non asians, associate with non asians much more, and be much more friendly and talkative, then alot of them might accidentally reveal that they can read minds by accidentally showing a facial expression or dirty look when someone thinks, or visually pictures something in their mind they dont like or find astonishing or funny because those people might see that and really wonder what that was that just happened there and see the connection, and if they were all to associate with non asians alot more there would be alot more people around for them to accidentally show facial expressions when those other people think things they dont like etc, so they only associate with asians so there wont be anyone around for them to see that and have any accidents happen in the first place

    think about it, its not normal how alot of them act, and the entire way they act is all to hide their mind reading abilities, it makes perfect sense to do all of that to hide that they can read minds, because all of that is the perfect way to do it!
    every single asian on the planet is hiding their mind reading abilities, they will lie about having mind reading abilities forever!
    because they value hiding their mind reading abilities more then their own lives!
    thats why nobody knows about it!

    try thinking, best yet visually picturing in your mind something something absolutely crazy as you possibly can when you are around asians, and try looking for asians who give people particular looks, especially dirty looks for what appears to be for completely no reason, that is them giving people looks when they hear and visually see someone thinking something they dont like, find funny or astonishing
    it still happens despite a large number of them having completely expressionless faces all the time, it would just happen alot more if none of them had completely expressionless faces all the time, its not uncommon!

    i know this sounds crazy, impossible, and completely unbelievable, BUT IT ISNT CRAZY WHEN ITS TRUE

    the reason you think this truly is crazy, impossible and unbelieveable is because our society has propagandized people into believing that nothing extra ordinary is real and that is really is impossible, and that its crazy to think that its true that people can read minds, all just to cover up that asians can read minds! who says that cant exist? the people who have mind reading abilities who are trying to cover it up!

    you have to spread the message!!!
    the world has to know about this!!!!

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