Editor’s Note: Congratulations to Gavin, Anna, and the growing WattTime team for reaching this significant milestone. WattTime won the top prize in the 2014 CITRIS Mobile App Challenge at UC Berkeley, was then selected for incubation within the CITRIS Foundry program, established a smart plug pilot program at UC Merced in 2015, and today announced this partnership with eMotorWerks for electric vehicle charging stations. The team continues to inspire us as they fulfill their mission of “connecting clean energy to the internet of things.”
Reposted from watttime.org | Theresa Zhang | June 25, 2015
eMotorWerks, a leading manufacturer of intelligent and connected Smart[Grid] charging solutions for electric vehicles (EV), and WattTime, a new environmental nonprofit specializing in clean energy software, announced today the launch of JuiceBox™ Green 40. This collaboration produced a smart EV charging station capable of automatically reducing the carbon footprint of EV charging through groundbreaking new environmentally smart timing algorithms.
EV drivers can now use the WattTime-enabled JuiceBox Green 40 to ensure the lowest possible greenhouse gas emissions from their vehicle. WattTime’s software automatically analyzes the local power grid in real time to identify moments when charging the EV would only draw power from particularly clean power plants—from renewables to highly efficient power plants—and JuiceBox adjusts EV charging schedules to draw only on the cleanest power sources available.
“We are thrilled to offer the cleanest-charging EVSE ever produced,” stated eMotorWerks founder & CEO Valery Miftakhov, “after developing the most advanced and efficient charging solutions for electric vehicles it was a natural progression to also develop the cleanest. EV drivers now have even greater choice and control over how they charge.”
JuiceBox Green 40 not only charges an EV faster than most EVSEs on the market, it is the only EVSE that helps to ensure the cleanest charge. Combined with the power of JuiceNet™, which prioritizes time and rate of charge based on user-configured profiles, the EV owner simply plugs their EV into their JuiceBox Green 40 knowing the system will do the rest. This latest version of JuiceBox highlights the ultimate flexibility of eMotorWerks’ cloudbased EV Charging platform, JuiceNet, by integrating with WattTime. JuiceNet introduces the concept of software based charging profiles that can be seamlessly applied to JuiceBox stations.
“EVs have always held the promise of a cleaner energy future, but they are only as clean as the electricity they use. So we are delighted that thanks to the forward-looking leadership of one EV charging station manufacturer, eMotorWerks, EV drivers everywhere now have the choice to automatically run their car strictly on the cleanest possible sources on their own local power grid,” says Gavin McCormick, Co-founder and Executive Director of WattTime.
eMotorWerks is revolutionizing the EV charging market with its JuiceBox Smart[Grid] EV charging solutions. JuiceBox maximizes charging efficiency & speed while providing EV owners the intuitive control and visibility that traditional EV chargers lack. JuiceBox is also fully Smart[Grid] enabled. By shifting when and how much electricity the JuiceBox network draws from the grid, eMotorWerks helps utilities and grid operators reduce electricity costs, ease grid congestion, absorb excess solar and wind power, and provide rapid response to unforeseen grid events. For more information on eMotorWerks, visit www.emotorwerks.com
WattTime is a not-for-profit software startup built on cuttingedge research by University of California, Berkeley PhDs. WattTime’s “environmental demand response” platform makes it possible to actually choose which power plants you rely on. With a simple software update, smart device owners can instantly and permanently reduce their carbon footprint, automatically shift production from dirty to clean power plants, and help renewables compete on the grid. Forward-looking companies partner with WattTime to empower their users to make a real difference for the environment that is as easy as pushing a button. For more information, please visit www.watttime.org.