World Congress to open with a keynote address from GE Chairman and CEO Jeffrey R. Immelt on April 24; closes with keynote from Nissan Motor Co. COO Toshiyuki Shiga on April 26.
What if you could charge your electric car in under 30 minutes? What if your car could “talk” to your house or directly to the utility to manage electricity and save money? Keeping with the “Get Connected” theme of the SAE 2012 World Congress, Nissan and its strategic partner, GE, will showcase interactive exhibits that demonstrate the integration of electric cars like the Nissan LEAF into the home with the latest Smart Grid technologies.
Other demonstrations will include Nissan’s CHAdeMO-based DC quick charging system and vehicle-to-home, reverse-flow power management with the Nissan LEAF. Nissan’s display will also include the all-new 2013 Altima sedan, which goes on sale this Summer. GE’s display will include its WattStationTM EV charging station; Nucleus Home Energy Manager, which communicates wirelessly with smart devices in the home to monitor household electricity consumption; and Demand Response Management System (DRMS) software, which can be used by utilities to manage electricity loads.