Smart-grid EV charging specialist eMotorWerks, an Enel company, has partnered with Canadian EVSE manufacturer Autochargers to open a new manufacturing facility in Ontario. At maximum capacity, the new plant will produce 40,000 eMotorWerks JuiceBox charging stations per year for the Canadian market.
eMotorWerks’ JuiceBox charging hardware and Wi-Fi and cloud-connected JuiceNet software platform allow EV drivers to tap into periods of maximum solar and wind generation to charge their EVs. In some areas, drivers can also receive smart grid incentives for scheduled charging. Regional utilities can also benefit by using the smart-grid charging stations to shift EV charging load to off-peak times.
“Today marks a significant milestone in our partnership with Autochargers,” said Valery Miftakhov, founder and CEO of eMotorWerks. “Together, we are offering Canadians the best smart-charging products to power the impressive EV growth across the country and establishing skilled labor jobs for the people of greater Toronto.”
“The addition of Autochargers’ manufacturing facility, combined with Ontario’s world-class electric vehicle incentive program and the world’s first Electric Vehicle Discovery Centre, further strengthens Ontario’s position as a North American leader in the electric vehicle industry,” said Cara Clairman, CEO of the EV advocacy group Plug’n Drive.