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New smart battery solution enables EV drivers to store and use renewable energy

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EO Charging has partnered with Moixa to create a smart home battery and solar solution that enables EV drivers to make use of their solar panels and save money on smart charging.

The solution enables plug-in vehicle drivers to make use of their solar panels and save money when charging their vehicles

The solution teams up an EO Genius electric vehicle charger and a 4.8kWh Moixa Smart Battery, which are connected to a customer’s solar panels and managed via GridShare – Moixa’s smart-energy management software. The coming months will also see the smart home battery package be available with other EO Charging solutions, including its EO Mini; said to be the world’s smallest electric vehicle charger.

As well as enabling customers to make full use of their solar panels, the package will allow them to take full advantage of emerging smart tariffs, and benefit from cheap overnight energy for car charging whilst covering their household consumption during peak pricing with their Moixa Smart Battery.

The smart home battery solution launches as a new report from National Grid estimates that over 75% of EVs will be using smart charging by 2050. The same report also states that in 2030, smart charging could shift 47% of EV demand at the grid’s peak and in 2050, Vehicle-to-Grid charging could shift a massive 85% of remaining EV demand at peak.

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. Our mission is to give people the power of energy autonomy, helping individuals take total control of the energy they generate, store and consume.”

Chris Wright, CTO at Moixa, added: “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.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. Natalie edits all the Fleet World websites and newsletters, and loves to hear about any latest industry news - or gossip.