The addition of Power Tagging to the project’s technical advisory board is expected to bring a practical grid perspective to the project, thereby bridging the gap between electric utilities, electric vehicle manufacturers and consumers.

Power Tagging provides a real-time, schematic map of the electrical grid to help electric utilities control their energy distribution and integrate electric vehicles, while its Vehicle Intelligence Module enables the EV driver to communicate with utilities ubiquitously over the power distribution grid.

RMI transportation consultant and project manager Matt Mattila said that the institution is excited to have Power Tagging on board and believes that Power Tagging’s ability to incorporate EVs into the current infrastructure of the electric grid is key to transitioning EVs into the consumer market.