PV Magazine spoke with Julia Pyper, reporter and senior editor at Greentech Media. In this interview, Julia talks about recent trends and challenges in the solar industry, innovative companies that shape the cleantech landscape and shares advice and best practices for startups who seek to grow their media presence.
Julia mentioned eMotorWerks as an example of a company that implements a successful and effective marketing strategy.
“I think eMotorWerks has also been successful, evidenced by the company’s recent acquisition by Enel and list of strong partners. The company achieved this by offering a high quality technology, but also by speaking at a lot of events and sharing a steady stream of news.”
Read the full interview here.
Electric vehicle charging stations manufacturer, eMotorWerks, partnered with Autochargers.ca to deliver co-branded EV charging solutions in Canada. eMotorWerks products - smart-grid enabled JuiceBox charging stations - will be available to Canadian buyers through the Autochargers.ca web store and the company’s reseller partners, including electrical contractors and car dealerships.
Autochargers.ca aims to offer “a differentiated solution” to its customers making sure they charge their electric cars with clean and low cost energy which is made possible with eMotorWerks cloud-connected JuiceNet software platform.
Read more in ChargedEVs magazine.
Italian energy group Enel acquired San Carlos-based eMotorWerks Inc., one of the fastest growing private companies in the Bay Area over the past three years. The company was ranked No. 21 on the San Francisco Business Times' fastest-growing private businesses list in October.
The company has sold more than 25,000 JuiceBox smart grid-enabled charging stations and owns JuiceNet, an Internet of Things platform for smart management of electric vehicle charging and other distributed energy storage facilities. With JuiceNet utilities and grid operators can remotely control and aggregate the load on the grid and facilitate the use of wind and solar power.
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Kyle Field from CleanTechnica posted a thorough review of our JuiceBox Pro 40 charging station, covering the process of installing the unit, connecting it to the local WiFi network and using the app or dashboard.
The author highlights the ability of JuiceBox owners to adjust the charging rate downward to avoid tripping the breaker (by default the EVSE is set to pull 40 amps, but if plugged into a 30 amp dryer outlet it could be set to 29 amps). Having tested the unit himself, Kyle particularly enjoyed the ability to set up the notifications via the app or dashboard that alert the driver if the vehicle is not plugged in by certain time. This feature ensures that the car will be charged by the time you need it.
Read the full review and learn more about JuiceBox features.
By the end of 2017 customers in California, New York, and Illinois will be able to rent or lease medium-duty electric panel vans from Chanje Energy, which Ryder System Inc., a commercial fleet management company, started to deliver as part of the partnership announced between the two companies in August.
The Chanje all-electric, delivery-style van is equipped with charging stations from eMotorWerks, Chanje’s recently announced partner. eMotorWerks is providing JuiceBox Pro 40 high power charging stations for installation, which are connected to JuiceNet, a cloud-based software platform for managing electric vehicle charging. Intelligent JuiceNet platform provides remote access control, automatic energy management to avoid peak demand charges, smart algorithms to maximize charging with available renewable energy from the grid, and electricity usage tracking.
Read the full article here.
With the aim of developing a sustainable mobility system, Enel announced its plans to install electric vehicle charging infrastructure, which envisages the installation of about 7,000 charging stations by 2020 in Italian regions to reach a total of 14,000 by 2022.
According to the program, most of the charging points will be installed in urban and metropolitan areas, with about 20% deployed in other areas around the country. This way Enel intends to eliminate the “range anxiety” and increase the adoption of electric and hybrid vehicles in Italy. Following a recent acquisition of eMotorWerks, the Italian energy giant will be able to offer V2G (vehicle-to-grid) technology and thus compensate EV drivers for making their cars’ batteries available to stabilize the grid.
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The multinational utility company Enel acquired the e-mobility solutions provider eMotorWerks, known for its popular JuiceBox EV charging stations and the JuiceNet software platform, which Enel plans to integrate into all of its electric vehicle charging stations around the world.
The JuiceNet platform is used to manage electric vehicle charging and other distributed energy storage facilities, remotely control and aggregate such facilities, and to use them for grid balancing purposes. One of the clear advantages is the ability to schedule the charging to when the cleanest energy is abundant on the grid, which reduces the costs of EV ownership. With over 25,000 smart-grid-enabled electric vehicle charging stations deployed by eMotorWerks, Enel’s support will help significantly grow this number in the upcoming years.
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Electric delivery truck manufacturer Chanje and intelligent EV charging station manufacturer eMotorWerks are partnering on a new energy-as-a-service (EaaS) program offered to commercial fleet customers.
CleanTechnica particularly notes that this partnership goes beyond billing commercial customers on energy usage, but aims to utilize intelligent Wi-Fi-enabled charging stations and offer energy services to customers, such as energy storage management, grid balancing solutions to minimize energy costs and the use of renewable energy. eMotorWerks’ JuiceNet platform provides direct connection to utilities and thus enables customers to take advantage of demand response programs and get paid by utility companies.
To read the full article, go here.
Enel announced that it would acquire a California-based eMotorWerks, a supplier of JuiceBox electric vehicle charging stations and JuiceNet software platform which allows electric vehicle charging facilities to be remotely controlled and aggregated for grid-balancing purposes.
Enel is interested in developing new infrastructure solutions for electric vehicles as they may potentially become the grid's largest flexible resource and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. eMotorWerks cloud-based solution helps minimize emissions and increase the use of clean renewable energy sources.
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Electric vehicles magazine Charged writes about the acquisition of eMotorWerks, the manufacturer of JuiceBox charging stations and Internet of Things platform developer, by a multinational power company Enel. JuiceNet software platform will be integrated into all Enel’s EV charging stations to equip them with clean renewable energy charging, remote scheduling, and smart grid energy management.
Read more in this article.
Energy Live News reports the acquisition of eMotorWerks, an electric vehicle charging equipment developer, by the Enel group. The Italian power company plans to use eMotorWerks’ IoT platform for the smart management of charging, battery storage and grid balancing in all of its EV charging stations across the world.
EV owners may benefit from scheduling the charging to times when the electricity from the renewable sources, including domestic solar panels, is most abundant on the grid.
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The article explains how the electric power industry can prepare for its critical role in the new transportation ecosystem driven by rapid adoption of electric vehicles and the emergence of shared and self-driving cars. Utilities and electric companies are interested in building EV charging infrastructure, integrating a growing pool of distributed and renewable energy resources and dealing with high demand during peak periods.
The growth of electric vehicle fleet gives an opportunity to balance the electricity supply and demand on the grid by becoming a powerful load management resource. The authors also cited eMotorWerks’ CEO, Val Miftakhov, who sees electric vehicles as “large batteries on wheels” which allow utilities to “to deploy energy storage, with zero capital cost and zero operating costs”.
Learn more about recent trends in the electric power sector and how utilities plan to increase customer participation in EV charging incentive programs here.
Enel, a large European power company, acquires eMotorWerk as a part of their strategic plans to aggregate electric vehicles for grid services, which is the third acquisition of a U.S. company by Enel in 2017.
Greentech Media article explains that at the heart of the deal was eMotorWerks’ cloud-based energy services platform - JuiceNet - which optimizes electric vehicle charging with real-time electricity rates and availability of renewable energy on the grid. It also provides remote access control, real-time and historic energy usage tracking, and participatation in grid services.
CleanTechnica’s recent article covers eMotorWerks’ acquisition by the Enel Group, a multinational power company. This move represents Enel’s vision of the electric future to build the infrastructure for electric vehicle revolution, including “demand response networks, distributed energy management systems and battery storage solutions”.
The article also highlights that eMotorWerks, as a maker of “one of the leading intelligent EVSEs on the market”, is capable of pulling together the distributed loads and utilize them to balance the grid. Smart charging solutions developed by the company will facilitate Enel’s plans to deliver innovative e-mobility offerings.
Read more here.
Chanje, a manufacturer of all-electric large delivery-style vans, partnered with eMotorWerks, a charging solutions provider, to deliver an energy-as-a-service (EaaS) program to its commercial fleet customers with a smart charging platform.
Based on eMotorWerks’ JuiceNet cloud-based software platform, the new fleet operating system will use automated charging algorithms and load balancing to allow multiple charging stations to operate simultaneously under peak load settings. Chanje’s commercial fleet operators will be able to manage electric vehicle charging, avoid peak pricing, maximize charging with renewable energy, and track electricity usage.
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In its recent article TechCrunch covers the acquisition of eMotorWerks, a “small, fast-growing California developer of charging stations and power management software”, by an Italian multinational electricity service provider Enel.
This news acknowledges the intention of utilities and grid operators to respond to the accelerated expansion of electric vehicles and the need to ensure electricity reliability. At the time when large car manufacturers and governments announce their plans and commitments to the electrification of the transportation sector, issues of power management and grid control come to the foreground.
eMotorWerks as a manufacturer of innovative charging technologies facilitates Enel’s mission by providing software solutions for power management and load balancing.
“This acquisition enriches our e-mobility offering and integrates a highly sophisticated smart EV charging solution within our portfolio of grid flexibility services, which includes the world’s largest demand response network, distributed energy management systems and battery storage solutions,” said Francesco Venturini, head of Enel’s Global e-Solutions division.
Find out more here.