Microsoft, Ford Team Up on Energy

3/31/10Follow @gthuang

Microsoft and Ford announced today they have formed a partnership to deliver Web-based energy management software to electric vehicles. Ford says it will use Microsoft Hohm to help car owners decide when it is most efficient and affordable to charge their electric and hybrid vehicles, starting with the Focus Electric next year. Financial terms of the partnership weren’t given. Ford (NYSE: F) is the first automaker to announce the use of Microsoft’s (NASDAQ: MSFT) Hohm software.

Gregory T. Huang is Xconomy's Deputy Editor, National IT Editor, and the Editor of Xconomy Boston. You can e-mail him at gthuang@xconomy.com. Follow @gthuang

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