Volta, eMotorWerks, launching smart grid EV charging stations
Volta currently has smart grid electric vehicle charging stations in San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, Honolulu and Chicago.
Volta has teamed with eMotorWerks to incorporate the latter’s smart charging technology throughout its nationwide network of smart grid stations.
By using eMotorWerks hardware and software platform, Volta’s customers will be able to have access to grid-friendly charging. Via JuiceNet, this daytime electric load can now be coordinated with regional utilities, diversifying their resource portfolio and ensuring EV charging occurs with a cleaner energy mix.
“Electric car drivers across the U.S. are demanding broad access to EV charging infrastructure. With this demand, we want to ensure that our drivers are using only the cleanest energy on the grid, which is made possible through the eMotorWerks JuiceNet solution,” said Scott Mercer, CEO at Volta Industries. “We are on track to double our free EV charging networks through the calendar year and partnering with eMotorWerks enables us to deliver on not only needs of the driver for charging, but also utilities throughout our network who are actively looking to combat grid overload and promote clean energy usage.”
Volta’s charging networks include San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, Honolulu and Chicago.
The partnership with Volta complements eMotorWerks’ EVSE and energy management platform by making its JuiceNet technology more accessible throughout the nation’s largest free EV charging network.
The JuiceNet platform affords automated, multi-tiered control algorithms and load balancing that enables multiple charging stations to operate simultaneously under “peak load” settings that help avoid peak demand charges, excessive strain on local electrical circuits and the local grid as a whole.
“We are delighted to now offer our smart-grid enabled technology throughout Volta’s growing network of public EV charging stations,” said Val Miftakhov, CEO of eMotorWerks. “Additional daytime charging load will also help advance our long term mission of driving higher penetration of renewable generation via smart EV load control.”