Car-friendly outlets pave way for electric driving

At the AlwaysOn Venture Summit in Half Moon Bay, Calif., Praveen Mandal, president of Coulomb Technologies, outlines the difficulties in finding places to plug in rechargeable cars and balancing the grid, once automakers release their new lines of plug-in vehicles. He introduces his company's networked "Smarlet" system, which that monitors usage, and can be installed in pedestals and streetlights.
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