Power management leader Eaton and the 10-year pioneer in electric vehicle charging stations Green Motion, have joined forces to enable a smooth integration of EV chargers in commercial buildings, residential housing and shopping malls.
As the EV adoption is increasing with EV sales to reach 10 million globally by 2025, this significantly increases the energy demand putting grids under strain. Indeed, only six EVs charging close to each other at peak time could lead to local brownouts if the EV charging is not properly managed.
There is therefore an urgent need to put in place the right EV charging infrastructure to ensure EV users can charge their vehicles reliably when needed while ensuring local grid stability for the building and the neighbourhood.
Connected to the grid or renewable energy sources such as solar panels, the combined intelligent EV charging and energy storage solution provides building owners with the power capacity needed to install the number of EV chargers they want. They can smoothly integrate EV chargers while ensuring grid stability for their buildings. They can save money on their utility bills by charging up when renewable energy is available, or energy is cheaper and releasing that stored energy when demand and costs are high. If the building is equipped with solar technology, this means that EV users can use more of the solar energy locally produced to power their EVs at night using the clean energy stored.
The energy storage system also provides the ultimate back-up solution, ideal at a time when energy grids are coming under enormous strain. Moreover, building owners can also generate additional revenues by selling stored energy back to the grid when demand and costs are high.
“With a rising number of Electric Vehicles on the road, there is a critical need to have the right EV charging infrastructure in place and the right power capacity to support. Eaton is a 100-year power management company with technology leadership in power quality and electronics. With our award-winning energy storage technology, we enable building owners who want to install EV chargers with complete power solutions. Our collaboration with Green Motion gives us the opportunity to further meet the needs of our customers with a well-integrated EV charging and energy storage solution,” Craig McDonnell, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Power Quality and Electronics and Emerging Markets Division, EMEA at Eaton said.
“Since the very beginning more than ten years ago, Green Motion is a true visionary when it comes to charging electric cars; today, our collaboration with Eaton brings us one step further and enable to even better serve our customers giving them the opportunity to access the power capacity they need to install the EV charging infrastructure they want. Our combined intelligent EV charging and energy storage solution delivers real customer benefits whilst ensuring smarter and more sustainable energy management for the grid,” Francois Randin, CEO, Green Motion added.
Eaton is a power management company with 2018 sales of USD 21.6 billion. Its energy-efficient solutions help customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more reliably, safely and sustainably. The company is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton employs 101,000 people worldwide and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries.
About Green Motion
Green Motion is a renowned and fast-growing Swiss-headquartered international company which has been pioneering the design and production of charging systems for electric vehicles for more than ten years.
It manufactures charging stations, designs management software for charging networks, operates charging stations and is a service provider for electric mobility. Green Motion creates breakthrough technologies, including charging stations for electric planes or onboard chargers for the automotive industry.
Green Motion operates its own network of charging stations under the ‘evpass’ brand. evpass has become the most extensive Swiss network and one of the leading European networks.
The charging stations produced by Green Motion are entirely designed and engineered in Switzerland. Green Motion’s projects-footprint includes China, India, U.S. and Israel.