Intelligent residential charging stations improve grid stability and help bring down the costs of electric vehicle ownership
SAN CARLOS, Calif., April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- eMotorWerks, a leading manufacturer of intelligent and connected Smart[Grid] charging solutions for electric vehicles, announced the delivery of over 3,500 JuiceBox™ charging stations, a significant industry achievement, with volumes expected to double in 2015.
After a successful Kickstarter campaign for an open-source $99 electric vehicle (EV) charging station kit, eMotorWerks began volume shipments in October 2013, entering into the market at a time when competing products were retailing for $1,000 or more. eMotorWerks rapidly turned the industry upside down by producing reliable and affordable home charging solutions that delivered more power at a fraction of the cost.
"We saw the market potential for an advanced, reliable, and cost-effective charging solution that makes it possible for every EV owner to have their own level 2 charging station," noted founder Valery Miftakhov. "With our JuiceBox product line, eMotorWerks is helping make EV ownership more affordable, spurring even more significant adoption."
"Our JuiceBox stations are extremely popular among electric vehicle owners," continued Miftakhov, validated by the positive reviews and praise written by customers who have ordered their JuiceBox online, and by the continual emails and calls the company receives noting JuiceBox's flexibility, convenience, and the unfettered ability to charge at the full rate the auto manufacturer intended. "With faster charge times you get on the road more quickly and our connected solutions allow you to schedule charging at times of reduced electricity rates, saving you money."
In addition to EV drivers benefiting from lower costs and higher convenience, utilities and other grid operators can leverage eMotorWerks' network of smart grid-connected EVs to make the electric grid cleaner and more reliable. With end-user permission, eMotorWerks can subtly shift when and how much electricity the vehicles draw from the grid, helping ease congestion on distribution grid circuits, absorbing excess solar and wind power, and providing sub-second response for adverse events on the nation's electric grid.