EverCharge, an SK Group company, will deploy “a significant number” of EV charging stations at Houston’s George Bush International Airport for Avis Budget Group. The stations will power Avis and Budget’s rental fleet of plug-in vehicles at the airport.
Intelligent load balancing allows fleet operators to install more charging stations without straining the existing electrical grid or requiring costly utility upgrades. EverCharge’s patented load balancing software, SmartPower, is designed to enable large-scale, networked EV charging by analyzing charging patterns and intelligently allocating available power based on the needs of each individual vehicle.
“An optimal charging infrastructure is a necessary condition to support a seamless transition to an electrified fleet,” said Joe Ferraro, CEO at Avis Budget Group. “We are committed to offering the best possible experience for our customers and this requires investing in technology that integrates with the diverse EV fleet that our OEM partners will deliver.”
“EverCharge is on a mission to enable the widespread adoption of EVs by providing intelligent software and hardware charging solutions that leverage the capabilities of existing electrical infrastructure,” said Jason Appelbaum, CEO of EverCharge.
Following the launch in Houston, Avis Budget Group and EverCharge plan to extend their partnership to additional airport locations this year.