San Carlos, Calif., USA, - May 8, 2018 -- eMotorWerks, part of the Enel Group’s new advanced energy services division Enel X, has developed the JuiceNet Enterprise solution to simplify the management of large numbers of electric vehicle charging stations across multiple sites. By deploying both smart-charging EV supply equipment (EVSE) and cloud software solutions on a commercial scale, electric car and truck fleet owners as well as workplace and commercial real estate facility managers can now expect to:
“Consumers spurred the EV revolution, but today charging at fleet depots and commercial buildings is becoming more critical as the electrification movement gains momentum,” said Val Miftakhov, Head of eMotorWerks. “We know people are more likely to purchase EVs if their workplaces offer charging options. Now, commercial operators can offer EV charging as an integral component of their business operations, while also allowing them to keep their capital and operating costs lower than what they can achieve through traditional offerings. It is a winning combination that may help expand the proliferation of EVs even faster.”
Through the dynamic load balancing control of the JuiceNet Enterprise solution, EV owners can install more stations on their property without costly electrical upgrades to their building infrastructure, balancing the charging load in real-time to match site electrical capacity. In addition, JuiceNet Enterprise enables EV drivers and building managers to optimize renewable energy use by aligning their charging when solar and wind generation are most abundant on the grid. The solution also allows customers to reduce onsite peak electricity demand charges by sharing loads between chargers throughout the day, all while still ensuring drivers have their vehicles at the desired charge level when needed. The new system also empowers drivers to locate available stations within their private network by using the JuiceNet mobile app.
JuiceNet Enterprise also allows deployed stations to automatically shift power use to nighttime hours, when prices are low, or curtail charging during peak afternoon times. Through JuiceNet Enterprise fleet operators also gain flexible configuration, reporting and notifications, such as the ability to configure charger settings across the network, by customer account, location or individual station. The benefits of JuiceNet Enterprise also extend to a regional utility level, allowing fleets of JuiceNet-enabled EV chargers to aggregate charging loads and respond to demand response programs, helping to bring greater stability to the grid during peak load times.
“JuiceNet enterprise allows us and our fleet customers to easily manage smart-grid charging for multiple vehicles and locations, across one simple dashboard,” said Suresh Jayanthi, VP of Energy Services at Chanje Energy. “As more fleets go electric, and more utilities strive for aggregated charging load management, it only makes sense that a technology like JuiceNet Enterprise is integrated into the energy solutions for our fleet customers, as well as any other large-scale charging network.”
As part of a nationwide rollout, Chanje has already deployed 65 of eMotorWerk’s JuiceBox Pro 40 charging to facilities in California, Illinois and New York, along with its customer Ryder System, Inc. Chanje is the first company in North America to be able to deliver large-scale fleets of commercial electric trucks. Ryder is the exclusive distribution and service provider for Chanje’s medium-duty EV fleet for which the company is offering truck leasing and preventive maintenance solutions as part of Ryder’s ChoiceLease and SelectCare fleet maintenance portfolio.
Using JuiceNet Enterprise, Chanje and its fleet manager customers have easy access to tracking and reporting features that provide visibility into the activity of the chargers in their operations, regardless of location. Administrators can view charging activities of each customer account, site or charger level, as well as build reports on the total energy charged during a given time. Such reporting features allow companies, like Chanje, a streamlined method for complying with requirements to participate in California’s Low-Carbon Fuel Standards (LCFS) program or utility demand response programs.
JuiceNet Enterprise is a new addition to eMotorWerks’ JuiceNet cloud software suite JuiceNet.
New York, NY - April 12, 2018 -- JuiceNet, the smart-grid electric vehicle charging software from eMotorWerks, an Enel Group Company, was honored last night with a Silver Edison Award in New York City. JuiceNet was selected for the open-API platform’s ability to give drivers, vehicles and charging system OEMS, and grid operators the ability to remotely and automatically control electric vehicle (EV) charging load. This prevents grid overload and enables the deployment of smart-grid charging applications that transform EVs into a grid resource and open up new business models at the grid edge.
“Our judges recognized eMotorWerks as a true innovator out of the many products in its category,” said Frank Bonafilia, executive director of the Edison Awards.
The award was presented at the 2018 Edison Awards where hundreds of senior executives from some of the world’s most recognized companies were in attendance.
“We’re honored to join some of the most innovative companies in the country as a recipient of an Edison Award,” said Preston Roper, COO of eMotorWerks. “With more major automakers vowing to go electric, alongside vastly growing consumer interest in EVs, our solution ensures a smooth evolution into electrification that minimizes EV emissions and automatically optimizes charging load, clearing new pathways for additional business models at the intersection of EVs and the electrical grid. This award is a reflection on the hard work of the entire eMotorWerks team, while also highlighting the importance of smart grid charging solutions in the EV space.”
JuiceNet provides the requisite middle layer for “grid services” unachievable by dozens of electric vehicle supply equipment and EV original equipment manufacturers, 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.
Being recognized with an Edison Award has become one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of innovation and business. The awards are named after Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) whose inventions, new product development methods and innovative achievements literally changed the world, garnered him 1,093 U.S. patents, and made him a household name around the world.
The ballot of nominees for the Edison Awards™ was judged by a panel of more than 3,000 leading business executives including past award winners, academics and leaders in the fields of product development, design, engineering, science and medical. The Edison Achievement Award serves as inspiration to future innovators and to the world at large.
In addition to the Awards Gala, the annual Edison Awards program encompassed a full-day “Meet the Innovators Forum” and the “Innovators’ Showcase,” which offered guests a hands-on experience with many of the winning products.
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.
Markham, Ontario Canada, - March 23, 2018 -- The partnership between smart-grid electric vehicle charging leader eMotorWerks, an Enel company, and Autochargers.ca continues to grow with today’s grand opening of Ontario's first manufacturing facility focused on the manufacture of electric vehicle charging stations. The facility in Markham will establish 100 new manufacturing jobs in the region within the next 3 years. At maximum capacity, the Autochargers.ca facility will produce 40,000 annually eMotorWerks JuiceBox charging stations for sale in Canada. Autochargers.ca is Canada’s leading EV infrastructure supplier and installer, as well as an exclusive eMotorWerks Canadian manufacturer and distributor.
Speaking at the ribbon cutting ceremony were dignitaries from a range of community and industry stakeholders, including the Minister of Economic Development and Growth The Honourable Steven Del Duca, the Minister of International Trade the Honourable Michael Chan, the Mayor of Markham Frank Scarpitti, President and CEO, Plug'n Drive Cara Clairman, Founder and CEO, eMotorWerks Val Miftakhov, PhD, and Founder and CEO of Autochargers.ca Gleb Nikiforov.
“Ontario’s centralized location makes it a perfect location for scaling Canada’s green economy, and that requires scalable EV solutions such as those from eMotoWerks,” said Gleb Nikiforov, CEO of Autochargers.ca. “By manufacturing JuiceNet chargers here we’re not only bringing new green jobs to the region, but expanding the future of EVs in Canada as a whole.”
“New green technology such as the strides seen by eMotorWerks are not only helping us combat the effects of climate change and reduce emissions on our streets, they are also creating new jobs to boost our local and regional economy, said Steven Del Duca Minister of Economic Development and Growth. “This new facility will serve as a catalyst for new opportunities and new careers throughout Ontario, and we’re very excited to welcome the new facility and watch its growth in Ontario and beyond.”
“Innovation in clean energy is important not only in Canada but throughout the world,” said Michael Chan, Minister of International Trade. “That’s why it’s exciting that the facility isn’t only creating EV chargers for Canadian drivers, but for US based drivers as well. National and international collaboration is key to pushing forward our collective clean energy ideals, as well as strengthening economic ties.”
By partnering with eMotorWerks Autochargers.ca customers have access to cloud-connected and intelligent charging stations (EVSE) using the JuiceBox charging hardware and Wi-Fi 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. As eMotorWerks charging stations are adopted throughout Canada, regional utilities can also benefit by leveraging the smart-grid charging stations to shape electrical load, aggregate and shift EV charging load to off-peak times of the day, and improve grid reliability overall by better managing energy ramps and other peak demand from EV charging on the grid.
“Today marks a significant milestone in our partnership with Autochargers.ca and in our efforts to bring the leading EV charging products to EV drivers worldwide,” said Valery Miftakhov, founder and CEO of eMotorWerks. “Together, we are offering Canadians the best smart-charging products to power the impressive EV adoption growth across the country and establishing skilled labor jobs to the people of greater Toronto.”
“Autochargers.ca is a welcome addition to Ontario’s growing clean tech economy. By creating new jobs and new opportunities in this important sector, we are ensuring that Ontario remains prosperous and competitive in today’s evolving marketplace. Today’s announcement is a testament to the strength of our province as a suitable place for continued auto innovation and advanced manufacturing in order to generate new investments and economic opportunities for the people we proudly represent.” The Honourable Steven Del Duca, Minister of Economic Development and Growth
“This partnership between eMotorWerks and Autochargers.ca is an excellent example of what can be gained from international cooperation. This facility will be supplying electric vehicle charging stations not only for Canada, but potentially for the United States, strengthening economic ties between our countries.” The Honourable Michael Chan, Minister of International Trade
“The addition of Autochargers.ca’s manufacturing facility, combined with Ontario’s world class electric vehicle incentive program and the world’s first Electric Vehicle Discovery Centre, further strengthens Ontario’s position as a North American leader in the electric vehicle industry.” Cara Clairman, President and CEO, Plug’n Drive
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.