eMotorWerks launches JuiceNet Enterprise cloud platform to automate fleet management of electric vehicle charging stations
Expanded eMotorWerks JuiceNet solution will manage large numbers of EV charging stations across multiple sites for commercial electric car/truck fleet owners
The new platform enables operators of EV fleet charging stations to maximize charging options for drivers while allowing them to reduce capital infrastructure and operational costs
San Carlos, Calif., USA, - May 8, 2018 -- eMotorWerks, part of the Enel Group’s new advanced energy services division Enel X, has developed the JuiceNet Enterprise solution to simplify the management of large numbers of electric vehicle charging stations across multiple sites. By deploying both smart-charging EV supply equipment (EVSE) and cloud software solutions on a commercial scale, electric car and truck fleet owners as well as workplace and commercial real estate facility managers can now expect to:
- remotely manage fleets of chargers at various locations from a single cloud dashboard
- maximize EV charging capabilities on their properties, helping to keep costs to electrical building upgrades low, and
- enjoy new revenues as well as offset costs from participating in energy service programs such as demand response.
“Consumers spurred the EV revolution, but today charging at fleet depots and commercial buildings is becoming more critical as the electrification movement gains momentum,” said Val Miftakhov, Head of eMotorWerks. “We know people are more likely to purchase EVs if their workplaces offer charging options. Now, commercial operators can offer EV charging as an integral component of their business operations, while also allowing them to keep their capital and operating costs lower than what they can achieve through traditional offerings. It is a winning combination that may help expand the proliferation of EVs even faster.”
Through the dynamic load balancing control of the JuiceNet Enterprise solution, EV owners can install more stations on their property without costly electrical upgrades to their building infrastructure, balancing the charging load in real-time to match site electrical capacity. In addition, JuiceNet Enterprise enables EV drivers and building managers to optimize renewable energy use by aligning their charging when solar and wind generation are most abundant on the grid. The solution also allows customers to reduce onsite peak electricity demand charges by sharing loads between chargers throughout the day, all while still ensuring drivers have their vehicles at the desired charge level when needed. The new system also empowers drivers to locate available stations within their private network by using the JuiceNet mobile app.
JuiceNet Enterprise is a new addition to eMotorWerks’ JuiceNet cloud software suite JuiceNet.