EVBox and Smappee have entered a multi-year agreement to roll out smart charging products globally
Smappee is a cleantech company that aims to save its customers energy and money by reducing energy consumption and improving energy efficiency. Its future-proof energy monitoring system uses state-of-the-art technology to analyze the real-time use of electricity, solar power, gas and water.
EVBox is a manufacturer of electric vehicle charging stations and charging management software. With an installed base of over 75,000 charging points across more than 55 countries worldwide, EVBox drives sustainable mobility, by bringing durable electric vehicle charging solutions to the world.
According to the companies, the new EVBox Smart Charging solution, powered by Smappee, will take EV charging to the next level. By adding a module to the electrical panel that allows owners to safely balance the energy usage of their charging station with other appliances in the building, EVs will be charged more efficiently. In particular, during peak hours when more appliances are used (such as in the morning when everyone arrives simultaneously at the workplace), the feature (‘dynamic load balancing’) will avoid overloading the grid and ensure the most efficient use of available power capacity.
EVBox Smart Charging+ allows users to connect the solar power they generate to their home charging station, making charging sessions both self-sufficient and sustainable.
Drivers can get real-time data on charging, as well as all other electricity consumption and solar production through a complimentary mobile app. The mobile app also shows associated costs and analyzes energy usage over time. Based on those insights, EV drivers can make informed changes in their energy and charging behaviour, giving them full control over their energy usage.
EVBox Smart Charging is CE / UL certified, available across Europe by July 2019, and will be available in the US by the end of 2019. It is compatible with all EVBox BusinessLine and HomeLine stations, and will also be compatible with the new Elvi stations arriving later in 2019.
Source: Press Release