MyEnergi Lifestyle to Link Electric Cars, Home Management

Ford-led alliance will enable the convergence of electric vehicles, smart appliances and renewable energy.

Published: 16-Jan-2013

Ford Motor Company is launching the "MyEnergi Lifestyle" collaboration to show how a typical American family can significantly reduce electricity bills and their carbon footprint by integrating electric vehicles (EV), smart appliances and solar energy.

Georgia Institute of Technology computer models show that homeowners can achieve a 60% reduction in energy costs and a 55% reduction in carbon emissions by using this approach.

Comprised of leaders in the home appliance, renewable energy and power management industries, including Eaton (EV charger), SunPower (solar), Whirlpool (smart refrigerator), Infineon (energy sensors) and Nest Labs (smart thermostat), they will demonstrate how combining renewable energy generation with "time-flexible" loads optimizes energy consumption in both vehicles and home appliances.


Ford Energi plug-in electric hybrid.

Ford expects it will be rated at more than 100 MPGe.

Ford Focus Electric lists for $39,995.

EPA rates the Focus Electric at 99 mpg equivalent in highway driving and 110 mpg equivalent in city driving.

2012 Ford Fusion will have $295 automatic stop-start feature to save fuel.

Fusion's Auto Start-Stop option will help drivers save as much as $1,100 over five years at today's fuel prices, Ford announces.


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