eMotorWerks Partners with Autochargers.ca Corporation to Manufacture and Resell Smart-Grid Electric Vehicle Charging Platform in Canada
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.
Enel Acquires eMotorWerks to Provide Grid Balancing Solutions and Tap into US E-mobility Market
Rome, Boston - October 25th, 2017 -- Enel S.p.A. (“Enel”), through its US subsidiary EnerNOC, announced today the acquisition of California-based eMotorWerks, a leading North American supplier of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, called JuiceBox, and owner and operator of JuiceNet, an Internet of Things (IoT) platform for the smart management of EV charging and other distributed energy storage facilities. Through the JuiceNet platform, these facilities can be remotely controlled and aggregated for grid balancing purposes relying on unidirectional and bidirectional (vehicle-to-grid, V2G) electricity flows. The acquisition of eMotorWerks marks Enel’s entrance into the US electric mobility market, one of the largest EV markets at global level.
“Electric vehicles have the potential to be one of the most disruptive technologies the modern electricity grid has faced in the last one hundred years,” said Francesco Venturini, Head of Enel's Global e-Solutions division. “The electric mobility revolution is leading utilities, grid operators, and consumers to rethink traditional business models, invest in new infrastructure, and roll out new solutions to provide flexibility and resiliency to the grid. Our mission is to be on the cutting edge of this paradigm shift, where consumers can play a more active role in energy generation and use. 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.”
"Electrification of transportation is one of the largest greenhouse gas reduction opportunities facing the planet and electric vehicles are quickly becoming the largest flexible resource on the grid. With smart energy management by JuiceNet, EVs can provide the bulk of the grid balancing capacity to enable the 100% renewable grid around the world. Additionally, as EV adoption grows, utilities must either add more infrastructure to meet energy demands or adopt smart-charging solutions. eMotorWerk’s solution minimizes EV emissions and remotely optimizes charging load, which can reduce peak demands and increase the likelihood that EVs charge on cheaper and cleaner renewable energy,” said Val Miftakhov, eMotorWerks Founder and CEO. “As the newest member of Enel family, eMotorWerks now has all the resources and go-to-market access required to scale our solutions globally and drive the faster adoption of a smart, grid-integrated EV future.”
This acquisition further substantiates the implementation of Enel’s strategy to deliver, innovative customer-focused products and services to the market, such as smart charging, integration between electric vehicles and distributed generation resources, as well as grid balancing and V2G services. Enel is planning to use JuiceNet platform’s functions in all of its EV charging stations globally.
With eMotorWerks’ JuiceNet platform, users can remotely schedule and control the “greenest” and most cost-effective times to charge their EVs. For example, JuiceNet allows users to schedule EV charging when electricity from domestic solar rooftop systems is most abundant. Furthermore, through JuiceNet, EVs, V2G charging stations and other storage facilities can also be used to respond to network signals, aggregating charging and discharging activities in order to balance electricity flows in the grid when needed. These balancing services can provide additional revenue streams for EV owners, potentially lowering the total cost of ownership of these vehicles.
eMotorWerks is headquartered in San Carlos, CA and currently employs 55 people. This acquisition comes on the heels of eMotorWerks’ listing as the 7th fastest growing company in Silicon Valley and the 19th fastest growing energy company in the U.S. eMotorWerks has deployed more than 25,000 smart-grid enabled charging stations to date.
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 more than 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 more than 39 GW of wind, solar, geothermal, biomass and hydropower plants in Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia and has recently arrived in Australia.
In North America, Enel’s renewable subsidiary Enel Green Power North America (EGPNA) operates around 100 plants with a managed capacity exceeding 3.3 GW powered by renewable hydropower, wind, geothermal and solar energy. Through EGPNA, in January Enel acquired the US-based company specialised in intelligent software and energy storage systems Demand Energy Networks, while in August it completed the acquisition of EnerNOC, a leading provider of demand response and energy services for utility, commercial, institutional and industrial customers.
eMotorWerks is proud to be supported by a number of high-impact investors such as Ecosystem Integrity Fund, Hella Ventures, and VTF Capital.
eMotorWerks Partners with EDF in Expansion of JuiceNet Internet of Things Electric Vehicle Charging Technology
San Carlos, Calif., September 20, 2017 -- Further expanding its reach as the leader in internet of things electric vehicle charging solutions, eMotorWerks announced a new partnership with EDF. The partnership, based on due diligence from EDF Innovation Lab located in Silicon Valley, provides EDF with cloud-connected and intelligent charging stations (EVSE) using eMotorWerks’ charging hardware and its JuiceNet software platform. The charging solution aims to empower customers to charge their EVs on clean energy, while providing a valuable software platform on which EDF can develop new solutions.
“Electrification of the transportation sector is essential for reaching our ambitious decarbonization goals,” explained Jan van der Lee, Vice President of R&D and Innovation at EDF. “EDF has studied EVSE platform technology for a number of years, and eMotorWerks, with its state-of-the-art and fast-learning platform solution and expanded list of charging hardware options, has shown to be a viable partner from a technical and commercial standpoint. And the grid service capabilities give utilities the option to keep fossil fuel generation sources dormant and meet peak load requirements through demand response.”
By utilizing JuiceNet smart-grid optimizations, EDF will be able to leverage renewable energy generation by tapping into solar and wind over-generation to charge EVs, as well as partake in smart grid incentives through scheduled charging. This collaboration allows EDF and its customers to shape electric load, avoid peak energy costs, and improve grid reliability by better managing energy ramps and other peak demand on the grid.
“EDF has a long history and incredible vision for supplying innovative renewable ideas to their customers, and we’re pleased to provide core intelligence around load management for their EV charging solutions,” said Valery Miftakhov, founder, and CEO of eMotorWerks. “With this collaboration, EV drivers can be more confident that they are in good hands when integrating our JuiceNet cloud solutions and proven JuiceBox EVSE technology through EDF’s expertise and network. Together we will offer the best smart charging products to power the impressive EV adoption growth across North America.”
The growing eMotorWerks software and grid services business is enabled by its award-winning JuiceNet platform, which employs automated, multi-tiered control algorithms and load balancing to allow EV drivers the flexibility to charge their cars on the cleanest and least expensive energy available. The JuiceNet platform gives utilities improved real-time visibility of major grid parameters and control of EV charging demand. With this visibility, eMotorWerks helps grid operators and utilities improve load distribution and grid stability while minimizing the need for expensive generation or transmission & distribution infrastructure upgrades.
This agreement with EDF marks yet another white-label partnership for eMotorWerks’ JuiceNet platform. The EDF brand joins a growing list of key software development partners that are delivering innovative energy applications atop the JuiceNet platform. This news comes on the heels of a recent price reduction of the newest models of eMotorWerks charging stations and the company’s listing as the 16th fastest growing company in Silicon Valley and the 19th fastest growing energy company in the US by the Inc. 5000 list. Other notable partnerships for eMotorWerks include global EVSE solutions providers AeroVironment, Share&Charge (Division of Innogy), Volta and Webasto, and the cashless payment solution provider Nayax. eMotorWerks has deployed over 22,000 smart-grid charging stations to date, with top rated products on Amazon and other direct and reseller channels.
EDF (Électricité de France) is a global, integrated energy company and the world’s largest electricity producer. EDF’s 140 GW’s of generation capacity and 158k employees across 30+ countries generate over 650 TWH’s of electricity for 40M customers – and 85% of that electricity is carbon free. In the US, EDF operates different entities including EDF Renewable Energy, a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles and a leading U.S. independent power producer boasting over 30 years of experience across a broad spectrum of services. EDF Innovation Lab, based in Los Altos (CA), researches transformative and disruptive technologies and evaluates innovative business opportunities for EDF Group.
Chanje and eMotorWerks Partner on Energy-as-a-Service Vehicle Charging Platform for Electric Delivery Trucks
Los Angeles, Calif. and San Carlos, Calif., October 25, 2017 -- Recently unstealthed electric delivery truck and energy solutions company, Chanje is partnering with award-winning eMotorWerks to deliver an energy-as-a-service (EaaS) program to its commercial fleet customers with a smart charging platform. eMotorWerks and its line of intelligent and cloud-connected electric vehicle (EV) charging hardware and software solutions to support a key element of Chanje’s four pillar strategy to integrate charging infrastructure, energy storage, renewable energy and smart-grid solutions into a turnkey energy service.
“We are offering fleet customers a ‘one-stop-shop’ of purpose-built electric trucks as well as the energy services, without them having to worry about the installation or energy load management,” said Bryan Hansel, CEO of Chanje. “Our collaboration with eMotorWerks allows us to deliver dynamic charging capabilities that support drivers, utilities, operators and CFOs alike. Along with our new partner, we look forward to introducing fleets to the world of smart-grid charging.”
The fleet operating system Chanje is deploying with the eMotorWerks JuiceNet platform employs automated, multi-tiered control algorithms and load balancing to allow multiple charging stations to operate simultaneously under peak load settings. Automated load management helps Chanje’s fleet customers lower their operating costs while also enabling utilities and grid operators to avoid excessive strain on local electrical circuits and the grid as a whole. Additionally, by utilizing the JuiceNet platform, Chanje fleet operators have the opportunity to participate in energy services programs such as demand response activities which benefit their local electric grids and lowers the fleet’s total cost of operation.
“By combining our JuiceNet enabled stations with the automotive and EV expertise of Chanje, our collaboration will deliver market-leading smart grid charging products to both drivers and automakers in one seamless approach,” said Valery Miftakhov, founder and CEO of eMotorWerks. “With this collaboration, drivers will be confident that their zero-emission trucks are not only the most socially responsible and cost-effective method of transport, but also use the cleanest energy available via JuiceNet smart charging controls.”
These stations will give commercial fleet operators access to a customized cloud-based JuiceNet control platform to intelligently manage EV charging, including remote access control, automatic energy management to avoid peak pricing, smart algorithms to maximize charging with available renewable energy from the grid, and electricity usage tracking.
Chanje is also introducing a customer portal that helps fleet operators manage their daily energy requirements by aggregating data from the vehicle telematics and charging platform. For example, by looking at vehicle usage analytics, fleet operators can make real-time adjustments to manage driver and route inefficiencies to prevent unnecessary spikes in usage and control the total cost of operation.
Chanje specializes in medium-duty electric vehicles, which are often called first and last mile delivery vehicles. With the average U.S. urban delivery route being approximately 70 miles a day, this segment is ideally positioned for electrification, especially considering that trucks return to the same depot each night where they can easily recharge.
This news comes on the heels of eMotorWerks’ listing as the 16th fastest growing company in Silicon Valley and the 19th fastest growing energy company in the U.S. by the Inc. 5000 list. Other notable partnerships for eMotorWerks include global EVSE solutions providers AeroVironment, Share&Charge (Division of Innogy), 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.
Chanje is a California-based, privately held electric vehicle and energy solutions company that specializes in the last mile industry. Chanje is led by a diverse group of automotive industry experts and clean energy entrepreneurs. The Company’s vision is to drive the evolution of sustainable solutions that improve the last mile. Chanje will introduce its first vehicle in the last quarter of 2017 and will be the first company in North America able to deliver large scale fleets of commercial electric trucks immediately. Chanje will subsequently introduce energy services and a full range of EVs including trucks, delivery vans, and shuttle buses in a variety of lengths and capacities.
eMotorWerks Increases Revenues with Utility Grid Services and Reduces Prices on JuiceNet Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
San Carlos, Calif., August 29, 2017 -- eMotorWerks, the creator of JuiceNet, the leading internet of things electric vehicle charging platform, is reducing retail prices for the newest version of its best-selling smart charging stations by $50 a unit. The reduction of upfront pricing for JuiceNet-compatible charging equipment is stimulated by the scale up of flexible electrical load capacity on the JuiceNet platform, the monetization of that load for utility demand response, and manufacturing cost reductions. The company’s fleet of over 22,000 stations, which corresponds to over 200 MW of peak flexible load, provides a robust installed base for third-party applications and to balance renewable generation and provide other energy services to electric grids.
“Our goal has always been to enable effective integration of electric vehicles into electric grids around the world and provide grid balancing services to grid operators, utilities, and even large commercial electricity consumers,” said Val Miftakhov, CEO of eMotorWerks. “The strong adoption of our platform we’ve seen from EV drivers and utility partners this year is enabling us to further accelerate our progress. We’re seeing larger and more predictable revenue streams from that side of our business, and it’s only right that we pass some savings back to our customers in the form of upfront pricing reductions and discounts for energy programs enrollment. We firmly believe that our approach to EV charging will accelerate both EV adoption and penetration of renewable generation on our grids.”
The eMotorWerks growing software and grid services business is enabled by its award-winning JuiceNet platform, which employs automated, multi-tiered control algorithms and load balancing to allow EV drivers the flexibility to charge their cars on the cleanest and least expensive energy available. At the same time, the JuiceNet platform gives utilities improved real-time visibility of major grid parameters and control of EV charging demand. With this visibility, eMotorWerks helps grid operators and utilities improve load distribution and grid stability while minimizing the need for expensive generation or transmission & distribution infrastructure upgrades. Additionally, these grid services give utilities the option to keep undesirable, fossil fuel generation sources dormant and meet peak load requirements through demand response.
In anticipation for the predicted growth of EV sales in coming years, eMotorWerks facilitated the rollout of JuiceNet enabled charging stations to multiple utilities specifically for their grid advantages, including Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), Sonoma Clean Power, one of the leading Community Choice Aggregators in California, as well as automotive OEM provider Aerovironment and others.
“With up to 60 million EVs on the road globally by 2040, the intelligent management of EV charging loads is critical to maintaining grid reliability,” said Geof Syphers, CEO of Sonoma Clean Power. “Since utilities like ours have long planning horizons, partnering with eMotorWerks to deploy intelligent charging stations in our territory today puts us ahead of the curve for managing current and future load demands, while we continue to increase our local generation of renewable energy resources.”
In addition to the increasing number of energy service deployments, eMotorWerks is delivering strong results from its Beta release of its JuiceNet platform API. The API allows third-party developers to quickly develop and deploy sophisticated EV charging applications on top of the largest smart EV charging network in the United States. Some recent examples of such successful third-party developments include a blockchain-based EV charger sharing application by Share&Charge (Division of Innogy), an ad-supported free EV charging application by Volta, a smart EV charging application by Webasto, and the open-payment commercial EV charging application by Nayax.
New pricing for the UL-certified JuiceBox Pro 40 and JuiceBox Pro 40 Lite are $599 and $549, respectively. In addition, eMotorWerks is offering a $50 discount for California customers signing up for its JuicePoints rewards program, allowing EV drivers to charge their vehicles in ways that maximize the use of renewable energy and minimize their contribution to grid congestion. The JuicePoints rewards program also provides ongoing cash rewards to participating EV drivers, depending on their levels of participation.