EV Energy Management

Drive change in how electric vehicles are charged

EV Numbers Driving Change

50% increase

average increase of utility bill after getting an EV

145,000,000

Electric Vehicles by 2030

100%

EV news articles mention charging or range

41,000

charging stations deployed in the US

Where are the Chargers?

The reviews are in – Electric Vehicles drive better than most equivalent gas vehicles.  However, if you can’t charge at home, finding a working and available charger is a big challenge.  EV drivers spent a great deal of money on their car and they expect that the charging experience should mirror the great experience they have with the car itself.

Conservation vs. Electrification

Utilities, government, and cities have operated energy efficiency programs for many years that focus on reducing the home’s energy consumption.  With climate change being an existential threat, utilities, governments, and cities are promoting electrification – switching users from fossil fuel sources for transportation and heating, to electric sources like Electric Vehicles and Heat Pumps.  When users adopt these technologies, their electricity usage and therefore their electric bill often goes up.  As a result, they no longer meet their energy efficiency targets and are left out of the incentives and recognition that they deserve for their efforts.

Rates and Rewards

Today, if every home had an electric vehicle and started charging it at the same time, it would cause outages across the electric grid.  Managing charging with the right technology and incentives is critical to having a sustainable grid that doesn’t require massive investments.  Simple fixed time-of-use rates don’t offer what’s needed to deal with the varying output of renewables and have the side effect of creating demand spikes at the times when the rates change.

How is Your Onboarding Experience?

Charger rebates, managed charging, charging station app, charging station management, EV incentives…  EV drivers and utilities have a lot on their hands when it comes to onboarding an EV customer.  Users are expecting experiences that are seamless and easy to use.  Utilities are looking for ways to consolidate and outsource programs to make them much easier to manage with a more predictable cost.

Costly Upgrades

Residential level 2 charger installations require more than just a charger.  Additional costs can include:

  • running a wire from the service panel to the charger
  • upgrading the service panel to support the higher load
  • upgrading the service drop from the utility to the home

These costs can add up to over $10,000 for the homeowner.  Wealthy early adopters might not have a problem with this, but as EVs go mainstream, infrastructure upgrades need to be streamlined.  Avoiding infrastructure upgrades, whether in home or on the grid, is critical to the success of EVs.

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