Tuesday 11 February 2020

Moixa and Alfen team up for AI-powered EV charging

Moixa and Alfen team up for AI-powered EV charging

UK’s Moixa and Dutch firm Alfen have launched a partnership to explore the use of artificial intelligence (AI)-powered software to help electric vehicle (EV) drivers reduce their home energy bills and cut emissions whilst delivering flexibility to the grid.

The trial will see Moixa’s ‘GridShare’ software integrated with Alfen’s EV chargers to create personalised smart charging plans based on household energy consumption patterns, locally-produced solar energy and optimisation for time-of-use tariffs.

A limited number of participants will receive the AI-enabled charging technology free of charge as part of the initial phase of the pilot project.

The trial aims to evaluate the impact of smart charging on EV owners’ energy bills and emissions and the chargers will also be tested for their ability to participate in grid services by ramping the charging speeds up and down.

Simon Daniel, CEO of Moixa said: “Adding Moixa’s intelligent home energy management to Alfen’s smart chargers is providing customers with a real cost incentive and enabling them to leapfrog the competition. Smart charging will be essential for supporting the acceleration of EVs onto the UK market.

“Up to a fifth of new cars will be EVs by 2026 and up to 36 million ‘batteries on wheels’ are forecast to be on UK roads by 2040. Smart charging solutions like our collaboration with Alfen will help drive this rapid growth and ensure our power networks don’t become overloaded.”

Alex Earl, Alfen’s UK Country Manager added: “This solution fits perfectly with our overall mission to provide smart energy solutions and enable EV drivers to be even more sustainable by charging at the cleanest and most cost-effective times. This technology could have huge implications if applied to all our customers – it will drive individual cost-savings and ultimately turbo-charge the growth of EVs.”

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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