每日英語跟讀 Ep.K185: About Cars - Microsoft, Ford team up on electric car software
Microsoft will expand its Hohm consumer energy management software to work with Ford Motor Company electric cars, the two companies announced Wednesday.
With Hohm, future owners of Ford’s electric vehicles will be able to determine when the best times will be to recharge their vehicles at home, executives from the two companies said at a press conference in New York.
As consumers start using electric and hybrid electric vehicles en masse, electric companies will experience surges of power demand in the evenings when people come home from work and plug in their automobiles for recharging, explained Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.
The two companies pledged to work with utilities and municipal power companies so the software can determine when the most affordable times will be for consumers to recharge their vehicles.
Hohm is a Microsoft service that analyzes home electricity usage, suggesting changes for power savings.
"Revenge-Spending" clears out Lamborghini for Most of 2021「報復性花錢」買光藍寶堅尼2021年大部分產量
Lamborghini said it’s almost sold out for the year as an easing pandemic unleashes a free-spending attitude among consumers confined to their homes for months.
The Italian supercar brand is set for "strong growth" in 2021 and has sold about 10 months of its production capacity, Chief Executive Officer Stephan Winkelmann said in an interview at the Milano Monza Motor Show.
"Despite a two-month shutdown due to the pandemic, Lamborghini ended 2020 as its second-best year ever," Winkelmann said, as crowds swarmed the over 60 brands on show including Ferrari NV, Porsche and McLaren Automotive Ltd. in a sign of normal life resuming in major cities like Milan.
「儘管因為疫情停工了2個月，藍寶堅尼2020年表現仍創有史以來次佳的一年」，溫克曼說，同時，民眾蜂擁參觀參展的法拉利、保時捷、麥拉倫汽車等60多個品牌，透露出像米蘭這樣的大城市，生活正恢復正常。Source article: https://news.ltn.com.tw/news/world/paper/401099 ; https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1461980