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Title: System and method for charging a plug-in electric vehicle

Abstract

A charging system and method that may be used to automatically apply customized charging settings to a plug-in electric vehicle, where application of the settings is based on the vehicle's location. According to an exemplary embodiment, a user may establish and save a separate charging profile with certain customized charging settings for each geographic location where they plan to charge their plug-in electric vehicle. Whenever the plug-in electric vehicle enters a new geographic area, the charging method may automatically apply the charging profile that corresponds to that area. Thus, the user does not have to manually change or manipulate the charging settings every time they charge the plug-in electric vehicle in a new location.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC, Detroit, MI (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1354814
Patent Number(s):
9,637,019
Application Number:
13/346,109
Assignee:
GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC NETL
DOE Contract Number:
FC26-08NT04386
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2012 Jan 09
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS

Citation Formats

Bassham, Marjorie A., Spigno, Jr., Ciro A., Muller, Brett T., and Newhouse, Vernon L. System and method for charging a plug-in electric vehicle. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Bassham, Marjorie A., Spigno, Jr., Ciro A., Muller, Brett T., & Newhouse, Vernon L. System and method for charging a plug-in electric vehicle. United States.
Bassham, Marjorie A., Spigno, Jr., Ciro A., Muller, Brett T., and Newhouse, Vernon L. 2017. "System and method for charging a plug-in electric vehicle". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1354814.
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