In the Seattle Times was an article for Seattle's GreenTech companies.
David Kaplan, who developed software and managed projects at Microsoft for a dozen years, now thinks full time about how to deal with the oncoming wave of plug-in electric vehicles. His self-funded company, V2Green, designs software and hardware to enable communication between cars and the utility grid, helping utilities schedule charging times in a way that won't overwhelm the system.
One of the interesting companies, V2Green, is a bunch of ex-Microsoft people running an intelligient charging system for electrical vehicles. What I found most interesting though is the list of people who are the advisors to the company.