eMotorWerks specializes in cloud-based technology that connects charging hardware to smart-grid applications. The company’s latest product is a universal charging station adapter that can add its smartphone and web interfaces to any existing non-networked charging station.
JuicePlug manages the time and rate of charging in coordination with eMotorWerks’ cloud-based JuiceNet smart-grid charging platform, which controls distributed energy loads across the grid. It includes an iOS or Android mobile app that allows users to access their charging history and real-time data.
JuicePlug owners who live in California’s PG&E, SCE, and SDG&E service territories will be eligible for the JuicePoints rewards program, which pays drivers for smart-grid EV charging or lets them donate to their favorite environmental organizations.
“JuicePlug is a unique solution to the ‘dumb charger’ conundrum that has faced EV drivers for years: Should I throw away a working EVSE to upgrade to one that has smartphone control and programmability?” said eMotorWerks founder Valery Miftakhov. “Bringing the benefits of WiFi connectivity and anytime-anywhere control, coupled with cash rewards for smart-grid charging, is an unbeatable solution for our customers.”