New EV charging method a “leap forward”
A new partnership between smart energy platform Flexitricity and electric vehicle (EV) charging firm ev.energy is set to deliver an innovative method of smart charging electric cars that should deliver lower prices for motorists and flexibility benefits to the grid, reports BusinessGreen.
By using ev.energy's smart charging app, EV owners can set a 'ready by time' to ensure their car is always ready and fully charged when they need it. The software will help tackle a major challenge with EV charging: that most EV owners come home from work, plug in their car, and start charging immediately during the natural peak in energy consumption, leading to increased pressure on local electricity networks.
Andy Lowe, chief commercial officer at Flexitricity, said, “Electrification of transport presents both a huge opportunity for suppliers and customers and a challenge for networks. The partnership with ev.energy allows us to take a leap forward in demonstrating how flexible EV charging of the future will look like.”