Alfen launches smart home EV charge point
Dutch energy solutions company Alfen has launched a fast, smart EV charge point offering interoperability, energy and grid optimisation features for the domestic market.
Compliant with the UK Government’s new requirements for smart charging that apply to grants from July 2019, the new Eve Single S-line charger is built on the Eve platform, which offers IEC 27001 compliance to bring data security. As with all other products in the range, the Eve Single S-line is suitable for integration with Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP) management systems, time-of-use tariffs, demand response product portfolios, self-generated renewables and energy storage. It also offers dynamic load balancing, with charging speed adjustable in increments of a single amp to respond to other electricity being used in the home. This ensures that a vehicle is charged at the fastest rate possible within the constraints of the local grid connection.
The new solution, as well as the rest of the Alfen charge point range, is available via utilities firms, including Eon and Vattenfall, and charge point operators ChargePoint Services and Elmtronics, as well as through Jaguar Land Rover, accommodating drivers and fleets’ different routes of adoption for EV infrastructure.
Marco Roeleveld, CEO at Alfen, said: “If you then consider that almost one third of all electricity consumption in Europe is for domestic use, you start to understand how, when broadly adopted, smart EV charging can help accelerate energy transition. Our challenge at Alfen was to develop a product that made all this possible, yet affordable, for homeowners while adopting common standards and open protocols to make the product as futureproof as possible. We believe the Eve Single S-line achieves this.”