Charging station manufacturer AeroVironment (NASDAQ: AVAV) is teaming up with eMotorWerks, a provider of cloud-connected smart-grid charging solutions. AeroVironment will integrate eMotorWerks’ JuiceNet charging platform into its line of consumer and OEM chargers.
JuiceNet-enabled AeroVironment charging solutions will offer new features such as smartphone, web and voice control over charging, real-time and historic energy usage data, load balancing of two or more EVSEs on the same electrical circuit, and scheduled charging to allow customers to take advantage of time-of-use utility rates.
For electric utilities, JuiceNet, which uses open APIs and industry standards such as OpenADR, makes it possible to aggregate fleets of charging EVs, allowing utilities to modulate energy demand on the grid, and to shift charging loads to times when renewable resources are more abundant or energy rates are lower.
“AeroVironment is a recognized industry pioneer and leader in EV charging solutions,” said Valery Miftakhov, founder and CEO of eMotorWerks. “Drivers and car manufacturers will get the best of both worlds through integrating our cloud solutions with AeroVironment’s broad range of safe, proven, EV charging solutions.”