Our smart EV charging networks increase the utility of electric vehicles while making our electrical grid cleaner and more reliable. We reduce the need for dirty peaker plants, enable growth in renewable generation, and provide regulation capacity to stabilize the grid.


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We at Electric Motor Werks are very passionate about Energy Efficiency and our Sustainable Future.

We believe that moving the world's energy footprint towards pure electricity, while making our generation mix cleaner, are the two most effective drivers of these goals.

As  transportation accounts for 30% of the US energy use, electrification of transport is one of the most effective ways to reduce our energy footprint. At the same time, increasing the share of renewables in our generation mix is the most sustainable way to clean up our grid. If we as a society can accelerate both, we would be well underway towards our goals.

However, there are significant barriers in the way of this future today:

  1. On the transport electrification side, the lack of affordable and ubiquitous EV Charging is still one of the strongest barriers to widespread EV adoption among consumers. Since personal vehicles account for 2/3rds of all energy used in transportation, this is a very serious barrier. Furthermore, given the dominant EV charging technologies of today (not 'advanced' by any stretch of imagination), mass adoption of EVs can actually make the grid dirtier, at least partially negating their energy efficiency and pollution benefits.
  2. On the renewable generation side, the intrinsic volatility of renewables makes these assets hard to integrate into today's grid. Inability of the grid to quickly react to this volatility often forces renewable generators to limit their output, which increases renewable energy costs and slows down adoption rates for alternative sources. 

We believe that we have a single elegant solution for both of these problems!

Our solution is to build the largest network of distributed load control devices, used to provide grid stabilization services to Independent System Operators (ISOs), utilities, and large commercial electricity consumers. Our company’s current initial offering is a line of SmartGrid-ready EV charging stations with world-class grid management and user-facing control features, managed through our cloud-based platform.

EMotorWerks provides valuable grid management services - such as demand response, frequency regulation, peak shaving, local load balancing, and many others - that help utilities and ISOs better manage the grid volatility and prepare for and fully leverage accelerating EV adoption. Low manufacturing and operating costs of our company's networked assets support high ROI and short payback periods on initial capital investments.

Led by a team from Princeton, Stanford, Google, McKinsey, BMW, and Tesla, the company has a strong set of technologies and IP in the areas of predictive modeling and control of highly variable distributed loads. Key differentiating features of  our company’s products include sub-3-second control response latency, precise charging rate control, programmable AGC-style local response profiles, and advanced mobile / web user interface capabilities.

EMotorWerks is currently launching its third-generation products via indirect and direct sales to consumers and businesses, building on its existing base of thousands of charging stations installed today. The company plans to deploy over ten thousand stations this year, including those associated with a leadership role in the California Public Utilities Commission submetering pilot. The company is partnering with a number of key players in the energy space to maximize the utility of its network.

EMotorWerks is privately held and based in San Carlos, California.