On one hand it sounds practical: setup the car's computer so it only charges during periods you want: lower rates, times of day, when alternative power is being used, etc.
I just hope they have a fallback setting in there such as "If it doesn't look like my criteria are going to be met by 3AM, start recharging no matter what."
Otherwise I can see people waking up the next morning with their car not charged; perhaps because those rates are no longer available, there was a dataa error on PSE&G's side, comm issue, etc.
Granted the cars will have gas-powered generators that should get in the vicinity of Hybrid efficiency, so you *should* have enough gas in the morning to make it to the nearest gas station.
Personally I'd never leave a car like that in the garage/driveway with an empty tank... I'd want a few gallons at least. Then again I've never run out of fuel while driving.This comment was edited on Aug 20, 2009, 11:57.
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