eMotorWerks will integrate its JuiceNet software with EO Charging’s EO Mini Pro charger
eMotorWerks, a subsidiary of Enel’s advanced energy services global business line Enel X and a leading provider of intelligent and cloud-connected smart-grid charging solutions, and EO Charging, one of the UK’s leading domestic and fleet EV charging manufacturers, have partnered to launch the UK’s and Europe’s smartest home charger.
This new solution will integrate eMotorWerks’ JuiceNet, a cloud-based platform aggregating and managing charging station demands, into the new EO Mini Pro electric vehicle charger, delivering smart grid-connected home charging stations.
“As more UK drivers opt for an electric car, and the UK increases its renewable energy supply, we’re pleased to partner with EO Charging and together offer the UK’s smartest chargers on the market,” said founder and CEO of eMotorWerks Valery Miftakhov.
“By participating in energy services, such as demand response, drivers can reduce EV operating costs and relieve pressure on the grid at times of stress. We look forward to promoting EO Charging JuiceNet-powered products alongside our own JuiceBox EV charging stations to support smart-grid charging across the UK and soon in other European countries. As we expand our European business, we believe JuiceNet will be a significant smart grid enabler for energy companies and authorities to ensure that EVs play a beneficial role in our energy systems at scale.”
Founder and CEO at EO Charging Charlie Jardine said: “We see electric vehicle chargers as more than ‘just a plug’, they’re the gateway to the future of mobility and the first piece of the puzzle in giving people energy autonomy. Electric vehicles represent the most disruptive technology the modern power network has ever witnessed, and we are working to ensure that EO is at the forefront of the e-mobility revolution where EV drivers and consumers are playing a more active role in their energy generation and usage.
“Whilst we have seen success in the home charging market with the standard EO Mini, we’ve not had a true ‘smart-home offering’. Our partnership with eMotorWerks allows us to launch a cost-effective smart charger for the domestic EV driver that can integrate with solar, onsite storage and offer a plethora of energy management benefits. eMotorWerks is leading the industry in terms of smart grid charging and we’re excited to integrate the company’s JuiceNet platform into the EO Mini Pro for our customers in the UK and soon across Europe.”
Through the partnership, EV drivers in the UK and other European countries are set to gain more control of their EV charging.
The new smart chargers are indeed designed for all EV drivers and energy conscious homeowners, incorporating eMotorWerks’ JuiceNet communication, control and intelligence software EV charging platform into the EO Mini Pro.
Available from early 2019, the EO Mini Pro will be designed for all types of homes, including traditional homes reliant on the grid for their energy and homes with solar panels and/or battery storage.