Today in Cleantech

Here come the car apps. Electric vehicles and their IT-heavy underpinnings are opening the door to developers and applications. Today comes word that Ford is working with Microsoft to get its upcoming Focus plug-in to “talk” to Hohm, the software giant’s home management software platform. Neat, but unsurprising in a way (see their past collaboration, Ford Sync). The question is, when will automakers start showing up on Google PowerMeter’s partner page?