The article published on GreenBiz analyzes how utilities are investing in electric vehicle charging infrastructure installation and management services. The electricity needed for the charging infrastructure represents a potential new revenue source and the installations act as a balancing mechanism by drawing power during non-peak periods.
Power company Enel is a great example of an energy company which is actively playing in the EV charging industry. Last year the company acquired eMotorWerks, a US-based startup which develops smart grid EV charging solutions. The charging stations use JuiceNet software technology and can be remotely controlled and aggregated for grid services. Enel is determined to leverage this technology for energy demand response programs and better use of renewable energy resources.
Learn how other US and foreign utility companies are getting ready for the expansion of electric vehicles here.
eMotorWerks’ JuiceNet, the smart grid electric vehicle charging cloud-based technology, was honored with a Silver Edison Award in New York City. The software was recognized for the open-API platform’s ability to provide electric vehicle drivers, charging system OEMS, as well as grid operators, remote control of the electric vehicle charging load. Such functionality prevents grid congestion, while also transforming electric vehicles into a grid resource.
By using JuiceNet software utility companies can moderate EV charging to utilize renewable energy and earn recurring energy revenue. Electric vehicle OEMs may in turn deliver clean energy e-mobility options to their customers. Additionally, EV drivers benefit from participating in grid services programs.
To read the whole article, click here.
By using JuiceNet Enterprise, eMotorWerks, a part of the Enel Group, is making electric vehicle charging more accessible in public areas, apartment complexes and workplaces. This smart grid EV charging technology provides fleet operators, employers, and owners of commercial and residential real estate with access to charging stations located in different places from a cloud-based dashboard.
With JuiceNet Enterprise technology the operators will be able to install more electric vehicle chargers without costly electrical upgrades, reduce onsite peak electricity demand charges by sharing loads between units, facilitate grid stability and optimize the use of renewable energy.
Read the full article on Power Engineering International.
eMotorWerks’ parent company, Enel, heavily invests in EV infrastructure across Italy with the goal of increasing adoption of electric vehicles. By building an an electric highway from Milan all the way to Rome, the company aims to reduce the drivers’ "range anxiety" - the fear of running out of power before reaching the destination point. This factor still plays a big role for many people when it comes to going electric.
Along this highway EV drivers will be able to recharge their batteries every 60 minutes. This project is a part of Enel’s commitment to build 7,000 recharging points in urban and rural areas by 2020. Taking into account growing sales of new electric cars, such infrastructure is absolutely needed.
Learn more about Enel’s plans in CNN’s article.
The Fuse, an energy news and analysis site, recently published an article explaining how blockchain technology is used in the energy sector. Peer-to-peer networks have established marketplaces to connect EV drivers so they can share charging stations with each other.
“eMotorWerks, a California-based firm that focuses on EV charging technologies, was the first company in the United States to establish a peer-to-peer network in its partnership with Share&Charge.“
Residential and commercial EV owners can earn money by allowing other EV drivers to access their charging stations, and drivers have the flexibility to charge their vehicles at different locations. At the end of the day that may result in increasing adoption of electric cars and the reduction of range anxiety. Blockchain technology facilitates other positive developments for the electric vehicle market, including adoption of smart grid technology, larger participation of of different industry players in the charging and utility spaces.
Read more in this article.
eMotorWerks presents JuiceNet Enterprise cloud platfrom which allows fleet operators, employers, and owners of commercial and residential real estate to manage a number of chargers at multiple locations from a single cloud-based dashboard.
The new smart EV charging technology will reduce the electricity demand charges through the dynamic load balancing control and optimize renewable energy use by coordinating charging with peak solar and wind generation. By using the JuiceNet mobile app drivers can locate available stations within their private network.
Read more in CleanTechnica's article.
Achieving large-scale transition to electric transportation requires that we manage EV charging electric load. Watch this BBC news article featuring eMotorWerks team members at our headquarters in San Carlos to learn how eMotorWerks' smart charging platform will make e-mobility reality.
In the recent review of the best residential EV charging stations by InsideEVs JuiceBox Pro 40 became a top pick. The review focuses on wall-mounted chargers which, according to the authors, offer distinct advantages to electric vehicle drivers, including charging speed, Wi-Fi connectivity, cord management and many more.
JuiceBox Pro 40 was rated number one for its outstanding performance, smart features and reliability. Most of the electric vehicles on the road today can benefit from the 40 amp charging rate. JuiceBox can be controlled with the JuiceNet app allowing to set the charge rate, charging times, notifications and view historical charging data. The unit is also easy to install and available in plug in and hardwired versions.
“eMotorWerks has become one of the most popular EVSE manufacturers, due to its competitive pricing and features.”
Automotive News Canada reports that a new manufacturing factory has opened in Toronto, Canada to build 40,000 electric vehicle charging stations annually. eMotorWerks partner, Autochargers.ca, plans to hire 100 people during the next three years to manufacture and sell JuiceBox electric vehicle charging stations for residential and public use.
WiFi and cloud-connected EV charging stations allow EV owners to schedule charging and shift EV charging load to off-peak times. The newly built plant will supply Canadian and potentially the United States market.
Learn more in this article.
eMotorWerks plans to extend its line of smart-grid integrated JuiceBox charging products and release JuiceBox Pro 32 EV charging station in the European market which will complement Enel's public charge point solutions and fast-charging DC stations already being delivered in Europe.
The JuiceBox charging stations and cloud-connected JuiceNet software platform will deliver smart-grid charging capabilities to European consumers. eMotorWerks has deployed nearly 30,000 smart-grid charging stations worldwide into residential, multifamily and public locations.
To read the article, go here.
CleanTechnica posted a detailed overview of grid-scale demand management and explained how EVSE manufacturers leverage such services with connected, intelligent charging solutions with demand response capabilities.
The eMotorWerks JuiceNet smart grid charging platform is actively used in production today on a number of its 30,000 deployed charging stations. The company is partnering with a number of utilities and grid operators interested in balancing the electricity load on the grid.
The JuiceBox charging stations and cloud-connected JuiceNet software platform will deliver smart-grid charging capabilities to European consumers. With the JuiceBox line of smart grid wallboxes, EV drivers benefit from high-powered charging, market-proven reliability, and smartphone visibility and control over EV charging.
Read the full article to learn about other developments in the demand response programs.
Power Engineering International writes about eMotorWerks’ expansion into the European market which supports Enel’s plan to develop broad electric vehicle charging infrastructure throughout Europe.
EV drivers in Europe will be able to purchase a CE-certified JuiceBox Pro 32 Amp EV charging station. This product complements Enel’s line of electric vehicle charging products, including public and fast-charging already deployed in Europe.
“The JuiceBox charging stations and cloud-connected JuiceNet software platform will deliver smart-grid charging capabilities to European consumers. With the JuiceBox line of smart grid wallboxes, EV drivers benefit from high-powered charging, market-proven reliability, and smartphone visibility and control over EV charging.”
To learn more, click here.
Electric Vehicles Magazine “Charged” reports that eMotorWerks, the smart grid charging technology provider, announced its expansion into the European market. The company set up its European headquarters in Berlin, as well as offices in London and Paris.
eMotorWerks’ line of smart-grid connected JuiceBox charging stations have acquired CE certification and will complement Enel’s DC fast charging stations in southern Europe, the UK and Romania.
Read the full article here.
E-mobility heads Federico Caleno at Enel X and Sven Jaspers at Nuon/Vattenfall discuss the role of their companies in advancing the use and grid integration of EVs.
The electrification of the transportation sector brings not only opportunities, but also significant challenges for the energy sector, such as grid integration, energy generation and storage, as well demand response. Both companies anticipate complex charging requirements for this growing grid load and challenges with the vehicle-to-grid integration for managed charging.
Enel is actively developing a charging infrastructure in Italy and elsewhere, as well as a full range of charging stations for residential and commercial use. With Enel’s acquisition of the US e-mobility solutions provider eMotorWerks in October 2017, the company aims to bring these activities together on to a single platform, JuiceNet – an internet of things platform for the management of EV charging and other distributed energy storage facilities.
Read more here.
eMotorWerks’ Chief Marketing and Operations officer, Preston Roper, discussed with GreentechMedia what to expect in 2018 as EV demand accelerates.
Several automakers are determined to drive the electrification of the transport and accelerate the EV demand, and last year announced their plans to electrify their product line. EV charging infrastructure was growing at a fast pace along with a few notable developments in 2017 by multinational energy companies. Enel, a large energy company, acquired smart-grid EV charging leader eMotorWerks.
“eMotorWerks’ nearly 30,000 charging stations deployed so far can aggregate vehicle charging load, allowing energy providers an easier method of balancing the grid, and drivers the chance to optimize their charging for renewables or the lowest electricity price.”
EV sales are excepted to increase significantly in the next few years when electric vehicles reach price parity with the gasoline cars. So the industry is set to prepare and update electrical grid infrastructure, redesign business models, and expand the number of public and residential charging stations to meet demand.
Learn more about what to expect in the electric vehicle industry in 2018 in this article.
Charged magazine recently published an article by Scott Shepard, Senior Research Analyst with Navigant Research’s Transportation Efficiencies program, about the developments in the vehicle-grid integration (VGI) field.
According to the author, if VGI realizes its full potential, it could create a revenue stream for electric and plug-in vehicle owners, which would make the purchase of an EV even more attractive. VGI enables electric vehicle owners to participate in energy programs aimed at grid balancing. V2G (vehicle-to-grid integration) is the most advanced form in which the car delivers power back to the grid, “increasing both the amount of time it can provide balancing services and the amount of money it can earn for its owner.”
Scott Shepard thinks that the acquisition of eMotorWerks, the US charging station manufacturer and charging service provider, by large utility Enel will likely lead to new developments in the V2G area.
“eMotorWerks has made a name for itself in a brief amount of time as an innovative developer of VGI-enabling hardware and software solutions. For Enel, eMotorWerks bolsters its charging services portfolio and introduces it to the North American EV market, which may encourage a resurgence in fleet vehicle electrification.”
Read the full interview here.