Charge point manufacturer EO Charging and clean energy company Moixa have partnered to develop a Smart Home Battery and solar package for electric vehicle drivers.
The package looks to bundle together everything needed to allow users to use electricity generated from home solar panels to charge their EV easily and at low cost.
An EO Genius charger comes as part of the deal, along with a 4.8 kWh Moixa Smart Battery home energy storage system. These are connected to the customer’s solar panels and managed by Moixa’s GridShare smart energy management system.
Once installed, customers will be able to reduce the cost of their energy bills and electric driving, while increasing or maintaining use of renewably-sourced electricity for minimal environmental impact per mile.
A new report from the National Grid estimates that more than 75% of EVs will use smart charging to top-up during off-peak times by 2050. It also estimates that by 2030, almost 50% of EV demand will shift to off-peak times thanks to smart charging systems, and that vehicle-to-grid (V2G) charging will see 85% of EV demand shifted by 2050.
Richard Earl, Chief Technology Officer at EO Charging, said: “We believe that electric vehicles make most sense when powered by clean, renewable energy. This partnership with Moixa is the next step of our journey in creating smart electric vehicle chargers and intelligent software for the forward-thinking home owner.
“We’re excited to be working hand in hand with a fellow British clean tech leader and propel the UK forward as a global force in the EV and smart battery storage industry. This integration with Moixa will also enable us to harness the commercial potential of combining Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) EV charging and static battery storage.”
Chris Wright, CTO at Moixa said: “We believe that the combination of smart home batteries and EV chargers will bring unprecedented value to homeowners and the energy system as a whole. It will allow the local consumption of household solar generation to be maximised, avoiding costly and inefficient redistribution of exported excess solar power, benefitting entire energy system.
“Transport is the UK’s largest emitter of emissions. The combination of Moixa Smart Home Batteries and EO chargers is therefore an important step in maximising the benefits of the electrification of transport and driving us towards net zero.”