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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Energy Unlocked: Smart energy systems key to delivering UN climate goals

 

Innovative EPIC winners announced in global energy productivity challenge

Marrakech, 15 November 2016:  Energy Unlocked – a hub for innovation in global energy systems – today announced the five international winners of its Energy Productivity Innovation Challenge (EPIC) at a World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) side event at the UN climate summit in Morocco.

The EPIC 2016 winners announced at COP22 are: ElectraSeed (homes category); Ecolibrium (buildings); eMotorWerks (mobility); AutoGrid (systems); LO3 Energy (energy finance).

Over 80 companies entered the 2016 competition from Europe, Africa, South America, North America, Asia and Australia. Finalists for the five EPIC categories – homes, buildings, mobility, systems and finance - were selected by an international jury assessing their impact on productivity, global transferability and innovation. 

Energy Unlocked and ClimateWorks launched the EPIC competition earlier this year to champion innovation key to doubling energy productivity by 2030.  Advances in the internet of things (IoT), predictive analytics, real-time data optimization, edge computing, fintech, blockchain and battery storage are creating new demand-side flexibility (DSR) and valuable opportunities to modernize electricity grid systems and help homes, industry and big business use less energy, at lower cost and with a lower carbon footprint.

Peter Bakker, President and CEO of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) said: “A smart energy transition is changing the way the world produces, buys and consumes electricity. These five exciting new market entrants represent the kind of innovation that will help drive sustainable energy forward, achieve climate goals and unlock the profitable low carbon economy.”

Molly Webb, Energy Unlocked CEO and founder said: “Smarter global energy systems are central to achieving the UN’s climate ambition to limit global warming to ‘well below 2 degrees’.  EPIC innovators are turning climate goals into opportunities for businesses and citizens to profit from energy transition. With almost 100 entrants, we are learning where in the world energy innovation can thrive and how quickly players can drive a new energy economy and find deployment partners in new markets. These companies are not isolated pioneers, but an international alliance urging global leaders to unlock policy change for planet and profit.”

Dan Hamza-Goodacre, Director of Energy Efficiency for ClimateWorks Foundation, said: “Our EPIC winners demonstrate ‘win-win’ industrial innovation that can improve grid resilience, empower consumers and boost business profitability at the same time as challenging incumbents by taking the $2.8tn cost reduction pathway to cutting carbon pollution. The Uber of energy is just around the corner."

All entries will inform a policy report into energy productivity to be published by Energy Unlocked in 2017.   

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Please see attached sheet for more information and quotes from EPIC 2016 winners.  A full list detailing the 80 international entries and finalists is available at epic.energyunlocked.org/explore/companies.    

 

eMotorWerks to Deliver Up to 1,000 Free Electric Vehicle Smart Charging Stations for Sonoma Clean Power Customers

 

New EV charging technology enables utilities to meet current and future EV charging demand with smart-grid enabled charging stations and maximize use of more solar and wind power 

 

San Carlos, and Sonoma, CA November 15, 2016- Recognizing the need to support rapidly growing electrical demand for electric vehicles (EV), Sonoma Clean Power (SCP) has partnered with award-winning eMotorWerks to provide up to 1,000 free smart charging units to SCP customers while program funds last. eMotorWerks is a leading provider of cloud-connected, EV charging solutions that provide intelligent control that allows customers to automatically take advantage of lower energy pricing. For utilities, the eMotorWerks technology assists them in managing EV demand and integrating more renewable energy into the electrical mix, all while maintaining grid stability. SCP customers may choose free of charge, between eMotorWerks’ best-selling JuiceBox Pro charger or a JuicePlug EVSE adapter that converts existing, basic residential charging stations, into smart charging units. Additionally, participants can receive $250 for joining SCP’s smart-grid charging rewards program.

 

“Today we have around 3,800 EVs in Sonoma County and anticipate 10,000 in the next three years,” said Geof Syphers, CEO of Sonoma Clean Power. “Our partnership with eMotorWerks allows us to intelligently incorporate and communicate with these EVs on our grid. Given the continuing increase in local renewable energy resources, and the growth of EV charging, we see the opportunity to leverage the eMotorWerks technology to anticipate and modulate electrical demand to meet all of our customer’s needs as critical to reliability and scalability of our services.

 

The eMotorWerks technology is focused on internet-enabled Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) products that are remotely connected to JuiceNet, a 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, as well as maximize the use of renewable power.

 

“Our leading smart charging technology is the perfect solution for Sonoma Clean Power’s needs. By taking into account EV owners’ historical charging patterns and charging configurations, that take advantage of lower-cost, off-peak electricity pricing, SCP can meet growing consumer demand for EV charging, while at the same time maintain a reliable and stable grid experience for everyone,” said Val Miftakhov, Founder & CEO of eMotorWerks. “While customers might not notice these subtle variations in charge speed, they can go a long way to making EV charging more manageable for utilities, and less expensive for customers. We are thrilled to see the eMotorWerks technology play a key role in helping Sonoma County reach its goal of being a 100 percent renewable county.”

 

In addition, SCP customers can participate in the JuiceNet Rewards Program. JuiceNet Rewards provides cash back to participating EV drivers for charging at times when energy demand and procurement costs are high, or when renewables are in abundance, while reducing the need for emissions-heavy sources of energy. The rewards program works by keeping an EV plugged into the charger, and allowing eMotorWerks to regulate the amount of charge to match the cleanest power on the grid. This earns the EV owner JuicePoints, while ensuring their car is at maximum charge by the time they need to use it. By conserving grid energy at these critical moments, eMotorWerks reduces grid demand when fossil fuel generated power is more likely to be used. The savings seen from grid operators are shared with eMotorWerks which are in turn shared with the EV owner.

 

SCP is providing the residential charging equipment at no cost. Customers are responsible for shipping/handling and installation costs, with a limit of two EVSE per electric account.

 

This collaboration with SCP comes in tandem with eMotorWerks winning the Mobility Category for the 2016 EPIC awards. Winning companies were announced today in Marrakech during the Low Emissions Solutions Conference hosted by the Government of Morocco, WBCSD, the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network and ICLEI.

 

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, visit www.emotorwerks.com.

 

About Sonoma Clean Power

 

Sonoma Clean Power is a not-for-profit public agency, which is the default electricity provider for Sonoma County. SCP offers Sonoma County local control, choice, cleaner electricity and lower greenhouse gas emissions at competitive rates.

For more information, visit www.sonomacleanpower.org or call 1 (855) 202-2139.  

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eMotorWerks and Marin Clean Energy Announce SmartCharge Electric Vehicle Program to Maximize Renewable Energy Capacity in Northern California

 

MCE and eMotorwerks partner to meet electric vehicle (EV) charging demand and further increase affordable, renewable generation for Bay Area communities

Marin County and San Carlos, Calif.., November 15, 2016 - eMotorWerks, an award-winning leading provider of intelligent and connected smart-grid electric vehicle charging solutions, and Marin Clean Energy (MCE), California’s first community choice aggregation (CCA) program, announced a cutting-edge private-public partnership that delivers advanced charging solutions, purchase discounts on a range of smart grid enabled charging stations, and charging rewards for residential and commercial customers in the MCE service area.

 

MCE currently provides energy service to an estimated 4,000 electric vehicle owners in its service area and expects over 25,000 by 2020. Customers interested in the Smartcharge EV program, which launches in January 2017, began enrolling this month through the MCE Smartcharge EV website.

 

This collaboration with MCE comes in tandem with eMotorWerks winning the Mobility Category for the 2016 EPIC awards. Winning companies were announced today in Marrakech during the Low Emissions Solutions Conference hosted by the Government of Morocco, WBCSD, the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network and ICLEI.

 

“Our mission is to build a path to a cleaner planet by lowering energy-related greenhouse gas emissions. Given the growing demand for electric vehicles in our member communities, and the need to incorporate grid information for truly smart charging, we chose to partner with eMotorWerks. Their solutions and services allow us to build a program that can help accelerate EV adoption with renewable energy supply,” said Dawn Weisz, CEO of MCE.

 

Through the eMotorWerks cloud-based JuiceNet® platform, MCE is able to deploy a variety of smart-grid capable EV charging stations that can respond to grid load and pricing conditions. By adapting to real-time conditions, JuiceNet minimizes grid bottlenecks and electricity procurement costs. These dynamic grid and market capabilities enable MCE to further increase its mix of renewable energy, helping to grow local economies, reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions, and provide clean and affordable charging options to its customers.

 

In addition to these benefits, the joint SmartCharge program provides cash back rewards to participants for not charging their EVs at times when demand for electricity is high, while at the same time reducing the need for emissions-heavy sources of energy. 

 

The program is initially focused on residential customers and provides $150 discounts on smart-grid-enabled EV charging stations, including eMotorWerks’ best-selling JuiceBox stations, and additional stations from GE and others. Customers who already own an EV charging station may choose to receive a free JuicePlug, a universal adapter that converts any existing non-connected residential charging station into a smart-grid-ready one with remote charging capability via a smartphone app.

 

“The demand for electric vehicle charging in Northern California is growing much faster than many anticipated. From a grid standpoint, the amount of energy required to charge an EV is the same as an entire house. With that type of load demand and EV proliferation, utilities and grid operators can only hope to maintain grid reliability and stability, without building new power plants, through an ability to communicate and manage the energy these EVs are drawing and when. We’re excited to see MCE taking this innovative and forward looking approach to EV grid management,” said Valery Miftakhov, Founder & CEO of eMotorWerks.

 

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, visit www.emotorwerks.com.

 

About MCE

 

MCE is a not-for- profit, community-based electricity provider offering 50% to 100% renewable electricity from sources such as solar, wind, bioenergy, geothermal and hydroelectricity at competitive rates in Marin County, Napa County and the cities of Benicia, El Cerrito, Lafayette, Richmond, San Pablo, and Walnut Creek. By choosing MCE, customers help support new in‐state and local renewable energy generation. More at www.mcecleanenergy.org.

 

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eMotorWerks Brings Voice Control to JuiceNet Electric Vehicle Charging Platform

 

First ever integration of EV charging stations with a major smart home platform, bringing Amazon Alexa voice commands to JuiceNet EV drivers

 

SAN CARLOS, Calif., July 26, 2016 eMotorWerks, the leading manufacturer of intelligent and connected smart grid charging solutions for electric vehicles (EV) announces the integration of Amazon’s Alexa home automation technology into their electric car charging offerings, free for existing and new customers utilizing eMotorWerks’ advanced JuiceNet platform.

 

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For the first time, Amazon’s line of Alexa smart home devices now works with your electric car charger. Now only from eMotorWerks you can monitor and control the charging of your electric car with voice commands. From the comfort of your couch you can ask Alexa, through Amazon Echo, “Alexa, what is my charging speed”, “Alexa, how much range do I currently have”, and much more. This amazingly convenient technology is free with any JuiceNet account that works with networked JuiceBox electric car chargers from eMotorWerks.

“We are excited to be able to bring the convenience of Alexa to our smart-grid charging platform, offering our customers the most advanced and efficient car charging experience available on the market today” stated eMotorWerks founder and CEO Valery Miftakhov.

 

eMotorWerks’ JuiceNet loT platform is capable of integrating with home automation appliances, giving the owner even more ability to monitor and manage their energy usage for a more efficient home. eMotorWerks customers can also earn rewards under its JuicePoints program, that can be redeemed for money and/or products, each time they charge. With Alexa, earning money is as simple as saying “charge by 7am tomorrow”.

 

eMotorWerks continues to lead the industry with innovative technologies that set the bar for grid optimization through electric vehicle charging. The company’s intelligent load balancing ensures that today’s electrical infrastructure supports current EV charging needs as well as those in the future. JuiceNet keeps electric grid energy costs in check by minimizing unwanted demand peaks and reducing utility demand charges.

 

About eMotorWerks

eMotorWerks is revolutionizing the 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 & 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 absorb additional solar and wind power. eMotorWerks is paid by 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, visit www.emotorwerks.com.

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