eMotorWerks adds Webasto to Expand its JuiceNet Smart Grid Electric Vehicle Charging Platform

 

  • Collaboration with Tier 1 Automotive Supplier Webasto will ensure EV drivers and utilities have optimized charging control and a better overall experience

San Carlos, Calif., USA April 24, 2017 -- Further expanding its reach into the electric vehicle (EV) market, eMotorWerks is teaming up with Webasto, one of the top 100 automotive suppliers worldwide, to launch new EV charging solutions tailored specifically for automotive manufacturers and their dealer networks. The line of intelligent and cloud connected EV charging solutions aims to empower drivers to charge their electric vehicles on the cleanest energy possible, while also enabling electric utilities to aggregate and control EV charging load on the grid to improve reliability and resiliency.

 

By combining eMotorWerks’ JuiceNet software with the automotive expertise of Webasto, the joint solution will help deliver market-leading smart grid charging products to both drivers and utilities with a seamless approach. Webasto’s goal is to offer a “one-stop-shop” charging solution, supporting vehicle OEMs in the field of charging by providing hardware that meets automotive standards and superior installation and training for end customers.

 

“Based on discussions with our core customer base, scalable EV infrastructure solutions that comprise the automated management of electrical load from the battery cell to the power grid are important success metrics for the industry - we need an effective way to deliver them to automotive OEMs given the coming growth ahead” said Fabian Bez, Senior Vice President of the E-Solutions & Services unit of Webasto. “Webasto will now deliver these solutions via eMotorWerks’ globally recognized JuiceNet platform, which features dynamic charging capabilities that supports drivers, utilities, and installers alike. We will also provide strong educational materials and a professional installation network. We are looking forward to working with eMotorWerks.”

 

The Webasto partnership marks the first occasion a traditional Tier 1 supplier has teamed with an EV platform company to deliver these solutions directly to automotive OEMs. It is the latest in a series of partnerships for eMotorWerks to enable the expansion, scale, and reach of its JuiceNet platform, including the most recent announcement with Aerovironment and with other partners such as Nayax.

 

“Webasto has a long history of supplying innovative ideas to vehicle OEMs and we’re pleased to be working with them to provide the core intelligence around load management for their EV OEM charging solutions,” said Valery Miftakhov, founder and CEO of eMotorWerks. “With this collaboration the automotive industry will be more confident they are in good hands when integrating our JuiceNet cloud solutions with yet another of Webasto’s proven product lines. Together we will offer the best smart charging products to power the impressive global EV adoption growth Europe and other regions are experiencing.”

 

Market Research indicates EV usage is growing rapidly across Europe and the globe - in the EU alone, an estimated 500,000 EVs are currently being driven throughout the continent, with an additional 540,000 on the road in the U.S.

 

“In order to fulfill this accelerated demand in electric vehicles, value-added services will be crucial to ensure a consistent and superior customer experience,” continues Miftakhov. “Chief among those are technologies that empower both drivers and utilities to maximize the effectiveness of EVs on reducing the world’s CO2 emissions, while minimizing demand impacts to the grid.”

 

 

About Webasto
Webasto Group based in Stockdorf near Munich has been a family-owned business ever since the company was founded in 1901. The group operates internationally at over 50 locations (over 30 of these production plants) in the divisions roof and thermo systems. Webasto is one of the top 100 automotive suppliers worldwide. In 2016 the Group realized a sales volume of 3.2 billion euros and has more than 12,000 employees. The company´s core competencies encompass the development, production and sales of complete roof and convertible systems as well as heating, cooling and ventilation systems for passenger cars, commercial and special vehicles, recreational vehicles and boats. For more information please visit www.webasto-group.com.

 

 

eMotorWerks Electric Vehicle to Grid Charging Platform Sales Increase 100% for Third Consecutive Year

 

  • With over 18,000 charging stations installed globally, eMotorWerks’ exponential growth is bolstered by key smart-grid EVSE partnerships.

San Carlos, Calif., USA May 23, 2017 -- Showing strong traction in the growing electric vehicle market, the sales and user base of eMotorWerks is growing exponentially. In the past 12 months, eMotorWerks has increased both its sales and customer base to over 18,000 charging stations installed globally. The year 2016 was also the third consecutive year in which eMotorWerks doubled its revenues, making it one of their most successful years to date. This continued expansion coincides with eMotorWerks’ recent partnership with multiple third-party EVSE companies such as AeroVironment (NASDAQ:AVAV), top-tier OEM supplier Webasto, and the cashless payment provider Nayax. These are among the many product companies who are enabling their charging stations with JuiceNet cloud software to create an open platform for smart-grid EV charging that leverages abundant renewable energy while offering utility-coordinated aggregation for load balancing and control.

 

“Our smart grid charging solutions continue to gain significant growth because we solve problems that directly affect EV drivers, charging station equipment manufacturers as well as utility operators,” said eMotorWerks CEO, Val Miftakhov. “Beyond the well publicized growth the EV industry will enjoy during the next five years, a massive challenge lies ahead: the ability for electricity providers to charge EVs while maintaining a reliable grid for everyone, while at the same time taking advantage of the abundant and less expensive solar and wind energy available on our grid. Our solution primes operators for the upcoming grid demand while also providing an intuitive and convenient solution for drivers that doesn’t impact usage of their vehicles: smart-grid charging stations from a variety of leading vendors all linked to our JuiceNet open-standards based communications and control platform. We offer a proven track record of robust, reliable and enduring solutions for utilities and EV drivers who are looking to further prepare for the accelerating growth in EV adoption.”

 

Much of eMotorWerks’ success has come from the company’s JuiceNet platform. JuiceNet and its associated APIs provides innovative utilities, grid operators and “load aggregators” the ability to aggregate fleets of charging EVs and modulate energy demand on the grid, to allow for collective EV load shifting to times when renewable resources are more abundant and or energy rates are lower. Beyond AeroVironment and Nayax, eMotorWerks also partnered with the German energy company, conenergy, to create solar-optimized EV charging solutions that increase utility tariff savings for commercial and residential solar owners. Additionally, utilities such as Sonoma Clean Power work with eMotorWerks to provide free smart-grid enabled charging stations and reward programs to EV drivers in their region.

 

“In addition to manufacturing jobs we’re creating by designing and assembling cutting-edge electric vehicle charging stations here in the USA, these home grown, renewable sources of energy create high-quality local jobs,” said Preston Roper, COO of eMotorWerks. “Rather than sending petro-dollars overseas to fuel internal combustion engine vehicles here at home, eMotorWerks is enabling the EV revolution to benefit a variety of parties, from assembly line workers to automotive and utility participants, to drivers.”

 

Beyond revenue and user growth, eMotorWerks has also grown its workforce to a total of over 40 employees, across its California-based headquarters and European development and sales offices. This past year eMotorWerks has welcomed to the team:

 

  •  Alec Brooks, Director of Product Management - (formerly Vice President and CTO, Efficient Energy Systems at AeroVironment)
  •  David Schlosberg, Director, Energy Market Operations - (former Principal, Energy Market Analysis at Google Alphabet Access & Energy)
  •  Scott Williams, Vice President, Business Development, Global Automotive Markets- (former Vice President, Business Development at ChargePoint)

 

eMotorWerks recently won a 2017 Grid Edge Award and has been invited to present their solution this year at Energy Storage North America, EES North America, See4All Forum, California’s Distributed Future and the 2017 Community Choice Symposium.

 

 

eMotorWerks and con|energy to Partner on Innovative Electric Vehicle Charging Technology in Germany

con|energy, a leading services firm to German utilities and energy firms, will partner with eMotorWerks to deliver advanced EV charging solutions

 

SAN CARLOS, Calif., February 6, 2017 -- In an effort to ensure electric vehicles drive on the cleanest energy possible, eMotorWerks, the leading provider of intelligent and cloud connected solutions for electric vehicles (EVs), has announced a partnership with German energy services company, con|energy, to launch new EV charging solutions into the German speaking market. The companies will collaborate on technology solutions that provide leading-edge EV charging stations (EVSE) that optimize EV charging based on energy source preferences, such as solar.

 

“We’re excited to announce our first solution partner in Germany,” said eMotorWerks founder & CEO Valery Miftakhov. “Germany doubled down on renewable energy early and is now reaping the economic benefits. Our partnership with con|energy and their strong relationships with leading municipal utilities in the German-speaking regions of Europe will empower us to bring innovative products to market.

 

This partnership comes on the heels of con|energy’s green|connector product announcement, a solution that supports utilities accompanying their commercial and retail customers through the overwhelming complexity of the emerging energy and mobility revolution. This service includes information, guidance, and hardware and software solutions serving individual customer needs in the new markets. con|energy will serve as a channel partner to eMotorWerks, and the joint partnership will be an important part in the green|connector initiative to help utilities better assist their customers.

 

EV usage across Europe is on the edge of becoming a fast growing market, with annual growth rates already more than 100% in Germany and an expected acceleration from 2018 on. Combining eMotorWerks' expertise and products with our knowledge und access to the German speaking energy markets provides for a perfect and timely solution,” stated Roman Dudenhausen, CEO of con|energy.

 

The eMotorWerks technology is focused on internet-enabled Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) products that are connected and aggregated via JuiceNet, eMotorWerks’ patented, cloud-based communication, control, and intelligence platform that dynamically matches users’ historical charging patterns, real-time input, and signals from grid operators and utilities to increase grid flexibility to meet EV charging demand. By utilizing JuiceNet users are able to maximize the use of renewable power.  Other notable JuiceNet products include eMotorWerks’ best-selling JuiceBox Pro charger and JuicePlug universal smart-grid EVSE adapters that convert existing, basic residential charging stations, into smart charging units that connect directly to utility grids. eMotorWerks has sold over 15,000 units since the 2013 launch of its flagship line of JuiceBox charging stations.

 

About eMotorWerks

Founded in 2010, and based in the San Francisco Bay Area, eMotorWerks is revolutionizing the electric vehicle (EV) charging market with its JuiceNet-enabled smart grid EV charging solutions. JuiceNet enabled devices, such as the company’s connected, high-power JuiceBox charging stations, maximize charging efficiency and speed while providing EV owners intuitive control and visibility. By shifting when and how much electricity JuiceNet-enabled stations draw from the grid, eMotorWerks helps utilities and grid operators reduce electricity costs, ease grid congestion, and maximize the use of solar and wind power. eMotorWerks contracts with grid operators for those services and shares back a portion of proceeds to EV drivers via upfront purchase discounts and ongoing rewards for smart-grid charging. For more information on eMotorWerks, please visit www.emotorwerks.com. Follow us on Twitter (@eMotorWerks), on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/electric-motor-werks-inc-) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/eMotorWerks).

 

About con|energy
Founded in 1996, and based in Germany and Switzerland, con|energy ag supports utilities and energy companies in optimising their market positioning and economic efficiency. For this purpose, more than 200 experienced industry experts and highly-qualified staff offer services in consulting, information and IT. Since it was founded, con|energy has attracted over 500 companies from all areas of the energy industry as clients. Long-term collaborations have almost always developed from these projects. In addition con|energy is host of the largest energy management exhibition, E-world, and owner of the energy market leading publishing company energate. The basis of the sustainable success is the link between in-depth knowledge of the market and industry and a pragmatic, results-orientated implementation of solutions. (www.conenergy.com)

 

 

 

AeroVironment and eMotorWerks Team Up to Offer Smart Advanced Electric Vehicle Charging Solutions for EV Customers and Utilities

 

  • eMotorWerks’ smart grid technology expands AeroVironment’s smart product capabilities for EV customers.
  • eMotorWerks’ JuiceNet platform offers cloud-connected and intelligent grid charging solutions, including green-charging for renewables.
  • AeroVironment’s chargers, selected by eight global auto manufacturers and combined with eMotorWerks’ innovative cloud technology, deliver unique and compelling EV charging solutions.

MONROVIA, Calif. and SAN CARLOS, Calif., March 28, 2017 --  Both customers and electric utilities across the US are set to gain more options and control over electric vehicle charging through the collaboration of AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a leader in electric vehicle (EV) charging and the preferred electric vehicle charging solution supplier for eight global automakers, and eMotorWerks, a leading provider of intelligent and cloud-connected smart-grid charging solutions. By integrating eMotorWerks’ JuiceNet smart-grid EV charging platform into AeroVironment’s line of consumer and OEM EV charging solutions, both companies aim to provide increased charging capabilities to customers and electric demand load aggregation for utilities.  

 

“Our goal is to help our customers succeed by providing them with valuable capabilities, and our new relationship with eMotorWerks helps us achieve that goal,” said Ken Karklin, vice president and general manager, Efficient Energy Systems for AeroVironment. “Like AeroVironment, eMotorWerks is an innovative company, and working together we look forward to helping EV drivers and utilities proceed with certainty.”

 

AeroVironment charging solutions with integrated eMotorWerks’ JuiceNet will enable EV drivers to gain benefits that include smartphone, web and Amazon Alexa voice control over charging, real time and historic energy usage for cars, notifications of charging status, load balancing two or more EVSEs on the same electrical circuit to share the load while avoiding tripping breakers, and setting charging schedules that correspond to lower utility rates, saving customers money on charging.  
 

For electric utilities, the JuiceNet integration, via open APIs and industry standards such as OpenADR, makes it possible to aggregate fleets of charging EVs. Such a high level of control over EV charging load allows utilities to modulate energy demand on the grid, and to shift and spread out EV charging loads to times when renewable resources are more abundant or energy rates are lower.

 

“AeroVironment is a recognized industry pioneer and leader in EV charging solutions,” said Valery Miftakhov, founder and CEO of eMotorWerks. “Drivers and car manufacturers will get the best of both worlds through integrating our cloud solutions with AeroVironment’s broad range of safe, proven, EV charging solutions. Together we will offer the best products to our customers to power the continued adoption of EVs.”

 

The integration of eMotorWerks’ market-leading solutions for smart-grid charging enables EV drivers to control their charging via smartphone applications, and in certain geographies, earn frequent charging rewards through eMotorWerks’ exclusive platform and utility partnerships. Drivers can also optimize the mix of renewable energy used when charging their vehicles. JuiceNet has the capability to increase the relative percentage of renewable energy used to charge a driver’s EV by setting the “Green Charging” feature. Charge times are automatically optimized to match the periods of highest renewable energy generation on the grid. In certain California geographies customers can earn rewards dollars for using this feature, which will be expanding in the future to locations outside of California.

 

 

More information about AeroVironment’s EV charging solutions is available at www.evsolutions.com.

 

 
About AeroVironment

AeroVironment (NASDAQ: AVAV) provides customers with more actionable intelligence so they can proceed with certainty.  Based in California, AeroVironment is a global leader in electric vehicle charging and test systems, and unmanned aircraft systems, and serves businesses, consumers, and government agencies. For more information visit www.ainc.com.

 

 

About eMotorWerks

Founded in 2010, and based in the San Francisco Bay Area, eMotorWerks is revolutionizing the electric vehicle (EV) charging market with its JuiceNet-enabled smart grid EV charging solutions. JuiceNet enabled devices, such as the company’s connected, high-power JuiceBox charging stations, maximize charging efficiency and speed while providing EV owners intuitive control and visibility. By shifting when and how much electricity JuiceNet-enabled stations draw from the grid, eMotorWerks helps utilities and grid operators reduce electricity costs, ease grid congestion, and maximize the use of solar and wind power. eMotorWerks contracts with grid operators for those services and shares back a portion of proceeds to EV drivers via upfront purchase discounts and ongoing rewards for smart-grid charging. For more information on eMotorWerks, please visit www.emotorwerks.com. Follow us on Twitter, on LinkedIn and Facebook.

 

 

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eMotorWerks and Nayax Partner to Deliver Smart-Grid Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

 

The solution offers affordable upfront price, fast charging rates, and flexible payment options

 

SAN CARLOS, Calif., December 6, 2016 --  Recognizing the need for affordable, smart-grid enabled charging options with flexible payment methods for EV charging, eMotorWerks has teamed with EV Meter, a subsidiary of Nayax, for the development of JuiceStation, an Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) platform that will provide smart grid energy intelligence for convenience stores, service stations, and shopping centers. The dual 40-amp per head charging stations are scheduled for installation throughout 2017 alongside the Nayax deployment of over 30,000 point of sale terminals already located across North America in convenience stores, service stations, and shopping centers.  

 

“Electric car drivers across the U.S. are demanding broad access to EV charging infrastructure.  This requires access to reliable EV stations with open payment options, something that the industry has been unable to meet with one complete, easy to use solution. Partnering with eMotorWerks enables us to deliver on EV driver needs while lowering operating costs for fleet managers with a proven, cloud-based solution,” stated Yair Nechmad, owner and CEO of Nayax.  

 

The joint solution will complement eMotorWerks’ market-leading residential EVSE platform by adding comprehensive access control, flexible payment options, energy management, and advanced reporting features. By using eMotorWerks’ cloud-based energy solution (called JuiceNet), JuiceStation will allow EVSE fleet managers - such as operators of EV charging stations at gas stations, convenience stores, shopping centers - to offer convenient, fast, and broadly-accessible electric vehicle charging.  

 

“Our goal is to build the best commercial EV charging station on the market,” said EV Meter general manager, Joseph Kwong. “By combining the eMotorWerks platform, which we see as the smartest cloud-based EV charger solution available, with the well established globally-deployed automated machine platform from Nayax, we can provide a highly advanced public EV charging station, future-proofed and ready to last the test of time.”

JuiceStation leverages the same core hardware and cloud-based platform of eMotorWerks’ market-leading residential solution (JuiceBox Pro), and offers EV drivers real-time visibility, control, and site-level energy optimizations that reduce charging costs and greenhouse gas emissions. Nayax’s globally-deployed automated machine platform, VPOS Touch (Virtual Point of Sale), will augment the JuiceNet capabilities with cashless payments, cellular communication, remote management, monitoring, and analytics.

 

The JuiceNet platform also affords automated, multi-tiered control algorithms and load balancing that enables multiple charging stations to operate simultaneously under “peak load” settings that avoid excessive strain on electrical circuits. JuiceStation also saves customers money by minimizing and even eliminating, the expensive monthly fees associated with traditional public EV charging solutions. In addition, JuiceStation can be coordinated with third-party energy management systems to minimize the cost of operating EVSE fleets by reducing electricity demand charges.

 

“We are delighted to offer the first ever smart-grid enabled public EV charging station,” said eMotorWerks founder & CEO Valery Miftakhov. “After establishing ourselves as the industry’s leading innovator of advanced residential charging solutions for electric vehicles, it is a natural progression to provide our technology for non-residential charging locations via partnerships such as this one with Nayax.”  

 
 

About eMotorWerks

Founded in 2010, and based in the San Francisco Bay Area, eMotorWerks is revolutionizing the electric vehicle (EV) charging market with its JuiceNet-enabled smart grid EV charging solutions. JuiceNet enabled devices, such as the company’s connected, high-power JuiceBox charging stations, maximize charging efficiency and speed while providing EV owners intuitive control and visibility. By shifting when and how much electricity JuiceNet-enabled stations draw from the grid, eMotorWerks helps utilities and grid operators reduce electricity costs, ease grid congestion, and maximize the use of solar and wind power. eMotorWerks contracts with grid operators for those services and shares back a portion of proceeds to EV drivers via upfront purchase discounts and ongoing rewards for smart-grid charging. For more information on eMotorWerks, please visit www.emotorwerks.com. Follow us on Twitter (@eMotorWerks), on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/electric-motor-werks-inc-) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/eMotorWerks).

 
 

About Nayax

Nayax is a leading global provider of cashless payment solutions, telemetry systems, and a management & monitoring business suite for the unattended machine industry. Since 2005, Nayax solutions have been integrated in over 200,000 devices worldwide, operating in more than 45 countries and 26 currencies. Nayax’s line of innovative products is designed to remotely manage the machines and bring machine operators closer to their consumers and are compatible with all forms of cashless payments, including swipe, contact and contactless capabilities, including debit and credit cards, mobile, SMS, prepaid cards and NFC payment options. Nayax cashless expertise enables operators to receive the complete package with no need to deal with banks, credit fees, telecom payments and more. Nayax works with leading global payment processors (today connected to nearly 30 banks) in order to provide the best cashless services at highly competitive rates.

 

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