Tony Posawatz at OnStar EV Lab
Vehicle line director Tony Posawatz for the Chevy Volt speaks in front of a prototype Volt while OnStar President Walt Dorfstatter looks on. Posawatz said that the OnStar communications platform will allow consumers to manage when they charge cars. For example, a person can choose to charge the vehicle in the middle of the night to take advantage of lower rates.
"The car will have to talk to the grid and be able to pull very sensitive (utility) data," Posawatz said. "Electric vehicle customers want to manage their energy--they're very into data. OnStar is an enabling tool for us."
October 19, 2009 8:23 PM PDT
Photo by: Martin LaMonica/CNET
| Caption by: Martin LaMonica
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