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.”