The rapid development of battery technology, with longer driving ranges and shorter charging times, has made EVs a more cost-effective and environmentally conscious decision for business fleets. Many governments around the world offer incentives to encourage the adoption of EVs, such as tax credits, grants, and access to high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes with dedicated “green stickers”.
As the number of EVs increases, so does the need for EV charging infrastructure. However, setting up such infrastructure can come with various challenges, which unfortunately is especially true for residential areas where there is an additional set of questions; who can charge on certain charging points and when, as well as the process of obtaining the appropriate permits and documentation to install the charging station.
The electrification of transportation has the potential to bring numerous benefits to society and the environment. However, this transition to electric vehicles (EVs) poses significant challenges for our current electricity systems. The influx of EVs into the market could lead to a surge in power demand, straining our grids and requiring substantial investments in infrastructure.
Smart charging technology has emerged as a key solution to mitigate these challenges. Intelligently managing EV charging can prevent grid overload and optimize energy consumption. In this article, we will explore the key features and benefits of smart charging and how they manifest for network operators, businesses, and EV owner.
As one of the leading charge point operators (CPO) & e-mobility service providers (EMP) in Eastern Europe, GreenWay builds and manages EV charging infrastructure in the region offering a broad set of EV charging solutions and services.
As the leading full-service e-mobility company in Poland and Slovakia, with nearly 15.000 registered EV drivers, they are a pioneer of electric mobility in the CEE region. GreenWay offers customers a broad set of EV charging solutions and services based on Etrel OCEAN charge point management software and their integrated third-party systems.
Faroe Islands, a self-governing Danish archipelago of 18 islands between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, is home to 50,000 people. Disconnected from mainland Europe, the islands cannot import electricity. With the rising adoption of electric vehicles, this meant that SEV, the community owned electricity supplier to 97% of the archipelago needed to build an EV charging ecosystem that would serve its residents reliably while ensuring a stable grid.
Electric vehicles (EVs) are seeing tremendous adoption globally and will play a significant role in a distributed energy system and in the transition to a net zero society. Recognizing that EVs represent both challenges and opportunities for utilities, Landis+Gyr acquired two companies in the EV charging space: Etrel and True Energy. With these acquisitions, we expand our offering to utilities through EV charging hardware and smart charging software, including demand response and flexibility management to better manage the grid.