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Electric vehicle charger with grid balancing

Easee’s electric vehicle charger can reduce the strain that plug-in electric vehicles will place on national power grids.

The Electric Vehicles Initiative – an international effort from some of the world’s major economies – has set a goal of 30 per cent market share for electric vehicles (EVs) sales by 2030.

As more EVs are plugged into local power grids, however, some grids are pushed to their limits. The difference between EVs becoming grid assets or liabilities depends on when and how they are charged.

Electric vehicle charger for homes and commercial buildings

The Easee Charging Robot adapts to all EVs, automatically detecting the vehicle’s power requirements. The charging robots communicate with each other locally and through the cloud, balancing charging for multiple vehicles and automatically updating the software when connected to the internet. Safety features include heat detection and electrical ground fault detection (Type B).

Easee Charge and Easee Home maximise the charging power based on the available energy in a building, dynamically distributing energy between EV charging units when multiple robots are connected. Easee also offers docking stations and a scalable plug-and-play option. The solutions can easily be installed by electricians, and customers have full control of charging with the Easee app. Easee Charge also offers a back office billing system.

In 2020, Easee will release the Equalizer, a “smart power valve” which makes the Easee Charging Robot part of the power grid. The Equalizer automatically adjusts EV charging for when power demand is lowest. It is currently available in Norway and Sweden when paired with smart power services such as Tibber.

Concrete benefits

The Easee Charging Robot holds a world record in capacity, by making it possible to mount 101 units on the same circuit. Because the Easee solution is designed for parallel connections, customers can start with one unit and scale up by connecting chargers according to demand.

The compact design of the charger keeps environmental impact to a minimum. The charging robot is almost 70 per cent smaller than comparable chargers, and it weighs only 1.5 kg. Each charger is made with 4 kg less copper and plastic than average chargers, which means 60 per cent less waste.

Market potential

The global market for EVs is growing steadily. The International Energy Agency (IEA) projects 100 million EVs globally by 2025, and 250 million by 2030. Norway will be phasing out cars with combustion engines by 2025 and many other countries have set similar goals.

Easee is headquartered in Stavanger, Norway, with offices in Benelux, Germany and the UK.

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Easee AS

Professor Olav Hanssens vei 7A, NO-4021 Stavanger, Norway

easee-international.com

At a glance

  • Charging solution for multiple EVs

  • Easy to install and scale up

  • Balances power consumption during EV charging

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