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SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CHARGING A PLUG-IN ELECTRIC VEHICLE

United States Patent Application

20130175974
A1
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A charging system and method that may be used to automatically apply customized charging settings to a plug-in electric vehicle, where application of the settings is based on the vehicle's location. According to an exemplary embodiment, a user may establish and save a separate charging profile with certain customized charging settings for each geographic location where they plan to charge their plug-in electric vehicle. Whenever the plug-in electric vehicle enters a new geographic area, the charging method may automatically apply the charging profile that corresponds to that area. Thus, the user does not have to manually change or manipulate the charging settings every time they charge the plug-in electric vehicle in a new location.
Bassham, Marjorie A. (Burton, MI), Spigno, JR., Ciro A. (Waterford, MI), Muller, Brett T. (Milford, MI), Newhouse, Vernon L. (Farmington, MI)
GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC (Detroit MI)
13/ 346,109
January 9, 2012
[0001] This invention was made with U.S. Government support under Agreement No. DE-FC26-08NT04386, A000 awarded by the Department of Energy. The U.S. Government may have certain rights in this invention.