UK battery technology company GivEnergy has launched a new EV charger that allows for smart charging from either the grid, renewable sources or home storage batteries.
For fixed-time-of-use tariffs, customers can set the charger to power their EVs when energy is at its cheapest and greenest. GivEnergy is also working with power companies to create direct API integration with the charger so that its inbuilt algorithms automatically take advantage of the cheapest rates.
“Its ability to draw power from storage batteries allows drivers to charge their vehicles when the grid is down,” said GivEnergy CEO Jason Howlett. “So even those who live in areas prone to power outages can keep their lives in motion.”