Fleet EVSE manufacturer Heliox is diving into the rapidly growing field of vehicle-to-everything (V2X) charging through a partnership with V2X service provider Fermata Energy. Through the new partnership, Heliox has developed a 20 kW bidirectional V2X-capable charger, which will be available later this year in the US. Heliox’s parent company Waterland Private Equity has made an equity investment in Fermata Energy.
Heliox specializes in fast charging systems for public transport, commercial trucks, marine vessels, and mining and port equipment.
Fermata Energy’s proprietary V2X software technology is designed to turn EVs into energy-storage assets, increasing energy resilience and lowering the cost of EV ownership.
The collaboration between Heliox and Fermata will leverage Fermata Energy’s V2X technology and Heliox’s bidirectional chargers to enable EV operators to use parked electric vehicles to provide energy management services during peak times and lower energy costs.
“Smart energy management is one of the biggest market opportunities in the EV space today,” said Michael Colijn, CEO of Heliox. “By offering bidirectional charging, Heliox can support the growing number of vehicles that can return power to the grid, and help consumers and businesses alike meet their clean energy and environmental goals.”
“Together, we will be able to help our customers accelerate electric vehicle adoption by making it possible for a parked EV to provide power to buildings and the grid,” said David Slutzky, founder and CEO of Fermata Energy. “Through our partnership with Heliox, Fermata Energy can make EV adoption much more compelling and cost-effective.”