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Battery Charging Control Methods, Electrical Vehicle Charging Methods, Battery Charging Control Apparatus, and Electrical Vehicles

United States Patent Application

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Battery charging control methods, electrical vehicle charging methods, battery charging control apparatus, and electrical vehicles are described. In one arrangement, battery charging control methods include accessing price information for electrical energy supplied by an electrical power distribution system and controlling an adjustment of an amount of the electrical energy from the electrical power distribution system used to charge a rechargeable battery at different moments in time using the price information. Other arrangements are described.
Kintner-Meyer, Michael (Richland, WA)
12/ 466,312
May 14, 2009
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS STATEMENT [0001] This invention was made with Government support under contract DE-AC0676RLO1830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.