eMotorWerks adds Webasto to Expand its JuiceNet Smart Grid Electric Vehicle Charging Platform

Collaboration with Tier 1 Automotive Supplier Webasto will ensure EV drivers and utilities have optimized charging control and a better overall experience

SAN CARLOS, Calif., April 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Further expanding its reach into the electric vehicle (EV) market, eMotorWerks is teaming up with Webasto, one of the top 100 automotive suppliers worldwide, to launch new EV charging solutions tailored specifically for automotive manufacturers and their dealer networks. The line of intelligent and cloud connected EV charging solutions aims to empower drivers to charge their electric vehicles on the cleanest energy possible, while also enabling electric utilities to aggregate and control EV charging load on the gridA grid is a network of transmission lines, usually to distribute electric power . to improve reliability and resiliency. 

By combining eMotorWerks’ JuiceNet software with the automotive expertise of Webasto, the joint solution will help deliver market-leading smart grid charging products to both drivers and utilities with a seamless approach. Webasto’s goal is to offer a “one-stop-shop” charging solution, supporting vehicle OEMs in the field of charging by providing hardware that meets automotive standards and superior installation and training for end customers.

“Based on discussions with our core customer base, scalable EV infrastructure solutions that comprise the automated management of electrical load from the battery cell to the power grid are important success metrics for the industry – we need an effective way to deliver them to automotive OEMs given the coming growth ahead,” said Fabian Bez, Senior Vice President of the E-Solutions & Services unit of Webasto.  “Webasto will now deliver these solutions via eMotorWerks’ globally recognized JuiceNet platform, which features dynamic charging capabilities that supports drivers, utilities, and installers alike.  We will also provide strong educational materials and a professional installation network. We are looking forward to working with eMotorWerks.”

The Webasto partnership marks the first occasion a traditional Tier 1 supplier has teamed with an EV platform company to deliver these solutions directly to automotive OEMs. It is the latest in a series of partnerships for eMotorWerks to enable the expansion, scale, and reach of its JuiceNet platform, including the most recent announcement with Aerovironment and with other partners such as Nayax.

“Webasto has a long history of supplying innovative ideas to vehicle OEMs and we’re pleased to be working with them to provide the core intelligence around load management for their EV OEM charging solutions,” said Valery Miftakhov, founder and CEO of eMotorWerks. “With this collaboration the automotive industry will be more confident they are in good hands when integrating our JuiceNet cloud solutions with yet another of Webasto’s proven product lines. Together we will offer the best smart charging products to power the impressive global EV adoption growth Europe and other regions are experiencing.”

Market Research indicates EV usage is growing rapidly across Europe and the globe – in the EU alone, an estimated 500,000 EVs are currently being driven throughout the continent, with an additional 540,000 on the roadA road is a thoroughfare, route, or way on land between two places, which has been paved or otherwise improved to allow travel by some conveyance, including a horse, cart, or motor vehicle. Roads consist of one, or sometimes two, roadways (British English: carriageways) each with one or more ... in the U.S.

“In order to fulfill this accelerated demand in electric vehicles, value-added services will be crucial to ensure a consistent and superior customer experience,” continues Miftakhov. “Chief among those are technologies that empower both drivers and utilities to maximize the effectiveness of EVs on reducing the world’s CO2 emissionsCarbon dioxide (CO2) is emitted in several ways. Naturally through the carbon cycle and through human activities like the burning of fossil fuels. These human activities have increased CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere since the beginning of the industrial revolution and these high ..., while minimizing demand impacts to the grid.”

About eMotorWerks
Founded in 2010, and based in the San Francisco Bay Area, eMotorWerks is revolutionizing the electric vehicle (EV) charging market with its JuiceNet-enabled smart grid EV charging solutions. JuiceNet enabled devices, such as the company’s connected, high-power JuiceBox charging stations, maximize charging efficiencyUsing less energy/electricity to perform the same function. Programs designed to use electricity more efficiently - doing the same with less. and speed while providing EV owners intuitive control and visibility. By shifting when and how much electricity JuiceNet-enabled stations draw from the grid, eMotorWerks helps utilities and grid operators reduce electricityElectricity generation includes all technologies that turn some form of energy into useful electric energy. Electricity is a form of energy that has magnetic, radiant and chemical effects. Electric current is created by a flow of electrons. costsCost: The consumption of resources such as labour time, capital, materials, fuels, etc. as the consequence of an action. In economics, all resources are valued at their opportunity cost, which is the value of the most valuable alternative use of the resources. Costs are defi ned in a variety of ..., ease grid congestion, and maximize the use of solar and wind powerWind power is the conversion of wind energy into a useful form, such as electricity, using wind turbines. By 2010, a single wind turbine can produce several MW of electric power.. eMotorWerks grows the EV charging ecosystemA system of living organisms interacting with each other and their physical environment. The boundaries of what could be called an ecosystem are somewhat arbitrary, depending on the focus of interest or study. Thus, the extent of an ecosystem may range from very small spatial scales to, ... by partnering with EVSE and EV manufacturers to provide an extensive cloud platform for grid balancingThat is, balancing of supply and load (or demand) for electricity. SERN, 2010 and optimization for utilities. For more information on eMotorWerks, please visit www.emotorwerks.com. Follow us on Twitter (@eMotorWerks), on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/electric-motor-werks-inc-) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/eMotorWerks).

About Webasto:
Webasto Group based in Stockdorf near Munich has been a family-owned business ever since the company was founded in 1901. The group operates internationally at over 50 locations (over 30 of these production plants) in the divisions roof and thermo systems. Webasto is one of the top 100 automotive suppliers worldwide. In 2016 the Group realized a sales volume of 3.2 billion euros and has more than 12,000 employees. The company´s core competencies encompass the development, production and sales of complete roof and convertible systems as well as heating, cooling and ventilation systems for passenger cars, commercial and special vehicles, recreational vehicles and boats. For more information please visit www.webasto-group.com

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