New York, New York – Ford Motor Company has announced that it is teaming up with Microsoft to implement the Microsoft Hohm energy management system for Ford’s electric vehicles. The company made the announcement at the New York Auto Show.

Ford is the first automaker to announce the use of Hohm, starting with the Focus Electric next year. Hohm will help owners determine when and how to most efficiently and affordable recharge battery electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. It should also help utility companies manage the added demands of electric vehicles on the grid.

“Ford and Microsoft both share a strong commitment to contributing to a better world,” said Alan Mulally, Ford president and CEO. “Today, we begin the next major step in our working together and leading the way for energy efficiency and environmental sustainability. For Ford, this is a needed step in the development of the infrastructure that will make electric vehicles viable.”

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