Berlin, Germany - February 28, 2018 -- Continuing its pace of growth after its acquisition by Enel, the internet of things electric vehicle (EV) charging solution provider, eMotorWerks, has announced its expansion into Europe and the release of its JuiceBox Pro 32 EV charging station. The company has set up its European headquarters in Berlin, Germany, and offices in London and Paris. The company has also secured CE certification for its line of smart-grid integrated JuiceBox charging products that complement Enel’s public charge point solutions and fast-charging DC stations already being delivered in Europe.
“We’ve always held a global vision to serve customers around the world. As demand in Europe is booming, increasing our footprint here allows us to ensure grids throughout the continent are primed for the smart-grid charging necessary to take advantage of everything EVs have to offer customers and energy providers,” said eMotorWerks founder & CEO Valery Miftakhov. “Our expansion supports Enel’s broader plan for more robust electric vehicle charging infrastructure throughout Europe.”
“With our numerous European partnerships, establishing our presence throughout the European market is the next step in assisting energy providers to prepare for the coming wave of EVs,” said Sergey Kiselev, VP Europe. “As part of global energy provider Enel, our expansion will support the impressive European EV growth by providing charging solutions and energy services that adapt to regional energy systems and customer needs.”
The top-rated 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 enjoy high-powered charging, market-proven reliability, and smartphone visibility and control over EV charging.
“JuiceBox and JuiceNet are the next generation charging technologies for the EV market, and are already broadly deployed in North America,” said Vincent Schachter, SVP Energy Services. “The progress we have made allows Enel and our partners from the energy and automotive industries to dynamically shape EV load demand in response to grid signals, avoid demand spikes, exert greater control over regional EV charging, as well as minimize costly grid upgrades and peak energy acquisition costs; all in the service of making EV driving a smoother, grid-friendly, more affordable experience.
eMotorWerks’ expansion builds on Enel’s leading presence in Europe as a provider of traditional and renewable energy and its strong presence in the DC fast-charging market and bi-directional vehicle-to-grid charging, with stations already deployed in southern Europe as well as the UK and Romania. To date, eMotorWerks has deployed nearly 30,000 smart-grid charging stations worldwide into residential, multifamily, and public locations through its top-rated JuiceBox charging stations.
San Carlos, Calif., USA - February 8, 2018 -- JuiceNet, the internet of things electric vehicle (EV) charging software by eMotorWerks, has been named a 2017 Award Finalist by the internationally renowned Edison Awards™. The distinguished awards, inspired by Thomas Edison’s persistence and inventiveness, recognize innovation, creativity and ingenuity in the global economy. Award winners will be announced April 20, 2017 at the Edison Awards Annual Gala, held in the historic Ballroom of the Capitale in New York City.
“It’s exciting to see companies like eMotorWerks continuing Thomas Edison’s legacy of challenging conventional thinking,” said Frank Bonafilia, Edison Awards’ executive director. “Edison Awards recognizes the game-changing products and services, and the teams that brought them to consumers.”
“We’re thrilled to be an Edison Award finalist among some of the most innovative companies in the country,” said Val Miftakhov, CEO of eMotorWerks. “Electrification of transport is the largest GHG reduction opportunity facing the planet and it cannot be done without smart-grid charging. That’s why we have deployed the world’s first solution for minimizing EV emissions and remotely optimizing charging load. Being named an Edison Award finalist is a reflection of the hard work of the entire eMotorWerks team to bring our vision to reality.”
JuiceNet provides the requisite middle layer for “grid services” unachievable by dozens of EVSE and EV OEMs who are trying to connect directly with thousands of utilities around the world. The software lets utilities moderate EV charging to prevent grid overload and time EV charging to make use of renewable energy. This same feature allows EV OEMs to deliver clean energy e-mobility options to their customers. JuiceNet generates grid services “rewards” for drivers while understanding their driving habits to ensure EVs are charged when needed. And, importantly, utilities earn recurring energy revenue ceded to the oil industry over 100 years ago.
Edison Award nominees are judged by more than 3,000 senior business executives and academics from across the nation whose votes acknowledge the Finalists’ success in meeting the award’s stringent criteria of quality. The voting panel includes members of:
Chief Marketing Officer Council (CMO)
Design Management Institute (DMI)
American Productivity & Quality Center (APQC)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Georgia State Marketing Roundtable (GSU)
Product Development and Management Association (PDMA)
Assoc. of Technology Mgmt & Applied Engineering (ATMAE)
Past Edison Award winners
The Edison Awards is a program conducted by Edison Universe, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to fostering future innovators. For more information about the Edison Awards, Edison Universe and a list of past winners, visit www.edisonawards.com.
San Carlos, Calif., USA - January 22, 2018 -- eMotorWerks, a leader in smart-grid charging technology, today announced it was named in the prestigious 2018 Global Cleantech 100, produced by CTG (Cleantech Group), for its market-leading smart-grid electric vehicle charging solutions for EV drivers, automotive OEMs, and utilities.
“It’s an honor to be recognized by the Global Cleantech 100 for our work in smart-grid EV charging,” says Val Miftakhov, CEO of eMotorWerks. “Given the rampant growth in the EV market throughout the globe, it’s imperative that the entire automotive and utility industry begin to incorporate innovative solutions to prepare the grid for the continuous EV boom. We’re happy to be a leading force in this charge, which is exemplified by being honored on the Global Cleantech 100.”
The Global Cleantech 100 represents the most innovative and promising ideas impacting the future of a wide range of industries, according to the players in the market. Featuring companies that are best positioned to solve tomorrow’s clean technology challenges, the Global Cleantech 100 is a comprehensive list of private companies with the highest potential today to make significant market impact within a 5-10-year timeframe.
This year, a record number of nominations were received: 12,300 distinct companies from 61 countries. These companies were weighted and scored to create a short list of 312 companies. Short-listed nominees were reviewed by CTG’s Expert Panel, resulting in a finalized list of 100 companies from 18 countries.
“The ongoing mainstreaming of clean technology solutions and the rise in their strategic importance was evidenced by an unprecedented burst of recent M&A activity,” said Richard Youngman, CEO, CTG (Cleantech Group). “For the first time, now in its 9th year, four of this year’s Global Cleantech 100 companies were acquired by multinationals between the striking of the final list (in September 2017) and its official release today (in January 2018). More will surely follow if this set of companies achieve even half of their anticipated impact.”
Rome, Italy - February 6, 2018 -- Enel will be the title sponsor of the upcoming FIM MotoE World Cup, the world’s first fully-electric motorcycle circuit racing series recognised by the Federation, naming the series the FIM Enel MotoE World Cup from its inception in 2019. The company has also announced its new role as Sustainable Power Partner of MotoGP™, sharing a common vision with Dorna Sports, the racing event’s commercial rights holder, which targets the sport’s long-term commitment to sustainability.
The announcement was made at an event held today at Officine Farneto in Rome.
The new MotoE World Cup will be a leap into the future through the competition of the world’s first Fast Charge electric motorcycles manufactured by Italian company Energica, bringing together performance and zero emissions.
Vito Ippolito, FIM President, commented: “We are delighted to announce this new Dorna-Enel partnership, with Enel having shown a solid plan in the development of renewable energy generation technologies. The FIM started with a Sustainability programme 25 years ago. We consider this as one key pillar for the future of motorcycling and for the evolution in the field of Alternative Energies. We are absolutely confident that the partnership between Dorna, Energica and Enel will ensure that within the sports sector, we are contributing to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, especially those related with Affordable Clean Energy.”
Francesco Starace, CEO and General Manager of the Enel Group, said: “Today’s announcement of our partnership with Dorna underlines once again Enel’s commitment to champion the continued advancement of electric mobility globally. Our contribution of industrial solutions to both MotoGP, the leading motorcycle racing series, and MotoE, an exciting new frontier in the world of competitive motorsports, will allow Enel to continue to explore technology innovation in the world of sustainable transportation. Our partnership with MotoE and MotoGP is therefore a natural next step for Enel, building on our position as Official Power Partner of Formula E, which we announced in 2016. Enel’s leadership over the last decade in the renewable energy revolution and in smart technologies for homes, businesses and cities, brings us to partnerships such as this one with Dorna in order to implement and communicate our sustainability strategy, in which the electrification of transportation plays a key role.”
Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO Dorna Sports, said: “Dorna together with FIM are delighted to move ahead into the world of electric mobility - an option we consider a parallel path for the future. Today we are thrilled to announce our partnership with Enel as the official title sponsor for the FIM Enel MotoE World Cup, as well as being the Sustainable Power Partner of MotoGP - a technical partner we look forward to working with in this new venture. We are satisfied with the commitment and values Enel encapsulates, as they perfectly highlight the principles that the new FIM Enel MotoE World Cup is founded on. We are very proud to work with such a global, innovative and far-reaching company such as Enel and look forward to the collaboration which also involves IRTA, the MotoGP Independent Teams and the excellent Energica bike. You can be sure that together we can make the Cup a resounding success.”
Enel, through its advanced energy services division Enel X, will offer its technical expertise and experience in electric mobility to the FIM Enel MotoE World Cup. The Group will provide smart and fast charging, advanced energy services, green energy supply as well as storage, with dedicated on-site personnel and facilities. MotoE’s complex electrical system will be supported by Enel’s smart energy management solutions, and by renewable energy generated locally through the latest generation of portable photovoltaic systems or available from local energy distribution grids. Furthermore, as MotoGP™’s Sustainable Power Partner, Enel will cooperate with Dorna to provide MotoGP™ with advanced energy solutions, including those aimed at boosting energy efficiency of the competition’s events.
Enel will design and deliver smart charging devices to ensure fast charging for the Energica motorbikes, whereby a specially designed battery-equipped mobile charger, capable of fully charging a motorcycle in less than 30 minutes, will be connected to Enel’s smart e-mobility platform to optimise the charging process. The above platform integrates the cutting-edge technologies of Enel’s Electro Mobility Management platform (EMM), which allows remote monitoring of charging stations, and the JuiceNet platform, developed by Enel’s US subsidiary eMotorWerks, which allows for the aggregation of distributed storage facilities.
As title sponsor of the FIM Enel MotoE World Cup, Enel’s logo will be prominently featured on the motorcycle and the pilots’ leathers of the new racing series.
Enel is a multinational power company and a leading integrated player in the global power, gas and renewables markets. It is Europe’s largest utility in terms of market capitalisation and figures among Europe’s leading power companies in terms of installed capacity and reported EBITDA. The Group is present in over 30 countries worldwide, producing energy with around 86 GW of managed capacity. Enel distributes electricity and gas through a network of over 2 million kilometres, and with over 65 million business and household customers globally, the Group has the largest customer base among European competitors. Enel’s renewables arm Enel Green Power already manages around 40 GW of wind, solar, geothermal, biomass and hydropower plants in Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia and Australia.
Dorna Sports is the exclusive commercial and television rights holder of the FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix (MotoGP™), along with the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK), the FIM CEV Repsol, the Red Bull MotoGP™ Rookies Cup, the Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup and the British Talent Cup. Dorna Sports was established in 1988 as an international Sports Management and marketing company. MotoGP™ is the pinnacle of motorcycle racing and Dorna’s star product. It is the oldest motorsport world championship in the world, with 69 years of history to its name. Dorna provides a vast range of products: advertising exposure, promotional and corporate activities, merchandising, commercial rights, corporate hospitality, overseas freight, TV rights, TV production, live feeds, post-produced programmes, tailor-made signals, OnBoard technology, timing systems, data processing, graphics for live broadcast, intranets, internet webcasts, online results and video streaming amongst them.
The FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme) founded in 1904, is the governing body for motorcycle sport and the global advocate for motorcycling. The FIM is an independent association formed by 113 National Federations throughout the world. It is recognised as the sole competent authority in motorcycle sport by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Among its 50 FIM World Championships the main events are MotoGP™, Superbike, Endurance, Motocross, Supercross, Trial, Enduro, Cross-Country Rallies and Speedway. Furthermore, the FIM is also active and involved in the following areas: public affairs, road safety, touring and protection of the environment. The FIM was the first international sports federation to impose an Environmental Code in 1994.
Read the press release here.
San Carlos, Calif., USA - November 15, 2017 -- Further expanding its reach as the leader in internet of things electric vehicle charging solutions, eMotorWerks, an Enel Group company, has announced a new partnership with Autochargers.ca that will result in approximately 100 new manufacturing jobs in Ontario, Canada. The partnership will deliver co-branded and tailored EV charging solutions throughout Canada. The charging solutions will be available through the Autochargers.ca web store and their reseller partners, which include electrical contractors and car dealerships.
“We’re pleased to help accelerate Autochargers.ca’s existing success in the market through local manufacturing as well as grid services penetration with Canadian utilities,” said Valery Miftakhov, founder, and CEO of eMotorWerks. “Together we will offer the best smart-charging products to power the impressive EV adoption growth across Canada.”
By partnering with eMotorWerks Autochargers.ca customers will have access to cloud-connected and intelligent charging stations (EVSE) using the JuiceBox charging hardware and WiFi and cloud-connected JuiceNet software platform. With JuiceNet-enabled smart grid optimizations, EV drivers enjoy optimized renewable energy generation by tapping into periods of maximum solar and wind generation to charge their EVs. In certain geographies, drivers can also receive smart grid incentives which leverage scheduled charging. The collaboration allows utilities to shape electric load and thus avoid peak energy costs and improve grid reliability by better managing energy ramps and other peak demand on the grid.
“Scalable EV infrastructure solutions are top of mind for not only utilities, but also partners and advocates of EV adoption,” said Gleb Nikiforov, Autochargers.ca CEO and Founder. “That is why we are thankful to the Ontario Prime Minister Kathleen Wynne and the Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca for facilitating such an important development in the greenest province in Canada. By utilizing eMotorWerks’ JuiceNet software platform we can deliver a significantly differentiated solution to ensure that drivers are getting the cleanest and lowest cost energy mix possible. We are happy to partner with eMotorWerks and are excited to offer these exciting co-branded products to drivers.”
This agreement with Autochargers marks yet another co-branded charging solution partnership for eMotorWerks. This news comes on the heels of the recent acquisition of eMotorWerks by multinational power company Enel. Autochargers joins a growing ecosystem of platform partners delivering innovative energy applications atop JuiceNet. Other notable partnerships for eMotorWerks include global EVSE solutions providers AeroVironment, Volta and Webasto, and the cashless payment solution provider Nayax. eMotorWerks has deployed 25,000 smart-grid charging stations to date, with top rated products on Amazon and other direct and reseller channels.