Niskayuna, New York – Nissan and General Electric have teamed up on technology to make “smart charging” a reality for plug-in vehicles.

The two companies signed a three-year memorandum of understanding to explore new technologies that are needed to build a reliable and dynamic smart-charging infrastructure. 

“Nissan’s vision is to realize zero-emission mobility through a holistic approach by collaborating with various partners in a broad range of industries,” said Shunichi Toyomasu, corporate vice-president of Nissan. “Working with GE, we expect this joint research project will provide insight for the home/building and electric grid connections which supports electric vehicle.”

GE and Nissan have outlined two key areas for potential collaborations: the integration of electric vehicles with homes and buildings, and electric vehicle charging dynamics with the larger electric grid. In the coming months, the two companies will work to identify specific projects they can partner on in each of these areas.

Much of GE’s work will be conducted at its global research operations located in Niskayuna, New York. Nissan will participate mainly through its Technical Center North America in Farmington Hills, Michigan, with support from the Nissan Advanced Technology Center in Japan.

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