The UK’s Moixa and Alfen, an energy solutions specialist, have launched a new EV charging partnership that uses AI powered software.
The companies will use Moixa’s GridShare platform to create personalised smart charging plans based on household energy consumption patterns, locally-produced solar energy and optimisation for time of use tariffs.
The main objective of the trial is to evaluate the impact of smart charging on EV owners’ energy bills and carbon emissions.
Simon Daniel, CEO of Moixa, says: “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, adds: “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.”
Moixa has global partnerships with Honda, Hitachi and ITOCHU. Its GridShare platform already hosts the world’s largest single fleet of domestic batteries across more than 14,500 homes in Japan, which is growing by more than 1,000 a month.