ev.energy, the leading electric vehicle (EV) smart charging software specialist, has just launched its new shared EV charging solution for apartments, workplaces and fleets during EV:NEXT 2023, its event on the future of EV charging at London’s Institution of Engineering and Technology.
The solution provides a range of benefits designed to boost accessibility and streamline EV charging globally.
Lukas Lukoschek, Product Manager at ev.energy, comments: “There are three key stakeholders that our product is benefitting – installers, charge point owners such as property managers, and drivers. Installers will save time on site by being able to pre-commission and configure chargers remotely. Charge point owners will benefit from a hassle-free, automated EV charging management experience that drives optimal monetisation and automated bill reconciliation – our shared EV charging solution will prove profitable for property managers. And drivers will be guaranteed the cheapest and greenest charging via cutting-edge smart charging technology. We are leading the way for an EV-friendly residential environment in the UK.”
With the UK’s 2030 petrol and diesel car ban approaching, Building Regulations Part S in England requiring new build and retrofit properties to include EV charge points, and with more people transitioning to EVs, the need for convenient, cost-effective EV charging solutions is growing rapidly. ev.energy’s smart charging solution will help to provide the infrastructure required for EV drivers to charge at home while saving money and reducing their carbon footprints – simply by plugging in.
The product reveal was preceded by a panel discussion on the future of EV charging. Hosted by William Goldsmith, Head of Grid & Data Services at ev.energy, the event heard from Alex Hart, EV and Storage Manager, National Grid ESO, Jeremy Yapp, Head of Flexible Energy Systems, BEAMA, Emma Burns, Interim Head of Regulation, Flexitricity, Rachel Busfield, Head of Electric Vehicle Energy, Consumers and Innovation at BEIS, and Nick Woolley, CEO and Co-Founder at ev.energy.
The discussion centred on the role that EVs and smart charging can play in providing energy flexibility to the UK Grid. The panel agreed that by 2040, unlocking bi-directional charging in 25% of homes, EVs could be giving more energy to the Grid at peak times than they remove – savings £bns in infrastructure cost and enableing the Grid to run on 100% low-carbon energy. With 10 million EVs predicted to be on the UK’s roads by 2030, the evolution of smart charging to the stage where EVs will store and send energy back to the Grid is being hailed as a key solver of a green, affordable energy system.
Commenting on EV:NEXT, Jeremy Yapp, Head of Flexible Energy Systems, BEAMA, says: “I was really impressed by the level of engagement and enthusiasm from a diverse set of stakeholders. Just by looking at the way people interacted with each other, it is evident that nobody is forcing a convergence, and everyone has come together with a shared motivation to productively fuel the EV and net-zero transition. EV:NEXT showcased different avenues for compliance, success, and consumer engagement, and it was fantastic to see the variety of thought and leadership throughout the event.”
Nick Woolley, CEO and Co-Founder at ev.energy, concluded the event: “The industry has the means to achieve something huge. By just after the mid 2020s, with effective smart charging and vehicle-to-grid integration, we have the potential to build a virtual power plant that manages as much energy at peak as Hinkley Point C - the 3.2GW yet to be built nuclear power station. By the mid 2030s, with increasingly advanced smart charging technologies like vehicle to grid, this potential grows 5 times. Grid-integrated EV charging enables us to avoid outages, integrate more renewable energy generation, make energy cheaper, help with the cost-of-living crisis and ultimately, set the UK up to play a leading role in the world’s energy transition.”
Attendees at EV:NEXT included professionals at electricity networks and retailers, EV and charger manufacturers, policymakers, property builders, EV charger distributors, installers and others in related fields.
For more information about EV smart charging, visit https://www.ev.energy/
ev.energy’s mission is simple: to make EV charging easier, greener, and cheaper. Their software intelligently manages EV charging on behalf of utilities for over 100,000 drivers worldwide. Operating in the US, UK, Europe and Australia, ev.energy offers a software platform that directly manages charging with a growing list of home chargers and vehicles.
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