ENGIE and Jedlix join forces to Smart Charge electric cars
ENGIE and Jedlix, a service provider for smart charging solutions, start a common project to provide more insights into the ideal conditions and circumstances for charging electric vehicles. This "Smart Charging" principle will become increasingly important with the growth of electric mobility. The unique partnership is a first in Belgium, and works with a specially designed app that informs electric car owners when they can best charge their vehicle.
Electric mobility has been a central theme in ENGIE's strategy for many years. The transport industry is responsible for 20% of CO2 emissions in Europe and is therefore a decisive factor in the company's development policy. With the EVBox charging solutions, the launch of the DRIVE B2C electric vehicle contract, and the company’s support for research and sustainable partnerships in this domain, ENGIE aims to encourage the use of electric cars as much as possible.
One of these sustainable partnerships is with Jedlix, an international clean-tech start-up specialized in Smart Charging solutions. Through Smart Charging, electric vehicles are charged at the ‘best moments’ when there is enough energy supply on the grid, preferably from renewable sources. This also implies that charging gets deferred when the energy demand is higher than the energy supply, in order to keep the energy grid balanced. In addition, Smart Charging takes into account the wishes of the user, including the desired departure time and the directly charged range in kilometers to be covered. ENGIE and Jedlix join forces to develop this Smart Charging principle further for the Belgian market and to determine the ideal conditions and circumstances to charge electric vehicles.
The project has a duration of at least two years and is a completely new project on the Belgium market. In the first phase, owners of a Tesla car can join the project; in a later stage, owners of other car brands will also be able to participate. The project aims to reach at least 1,000 participants. The participants receive a monetary incentive per kWh they use, at appropriate times as indicated by the app, in return for their participation. Interested Tesla-owners can subscribe for Jedlix and stay up to date via: ￼partners.jedlix.com/ENGIE-Smart-Charging￼. The Jedlix App is available in the App Store and Google Play Store from June 2019 for free.
Philippe Van Troeye, CEO ENGIE Benelux: “ENGIE wants to be the leader in the carbon-free transition. To bring this ambition into reality the company offers its customers the most innovative solutions and engages into sustainable partnerships, such as with Jedlix. With this joint project, we want to gain more insights into smart charging, and we are convinced that the findings will help us further in the road to sustainable mobility.”
Serge Subiron, CEO Jedlix: “With more than 10 million Electric Vehicles in Europe by 2025, Smart Charging will become the charging mode by default to reduce the total cost of ownership of the car, enhance the user experience and facilitate the insertion of electric vehicles into the grid. We are proud to partner with Engie on this exciting journey and bring together the best smart charging experience to Belgium EV drivers”
Jedlix is an international clean-tech start-up that develops solutions to optimize the charging process of electric vehicles, in order to seamlessly integrate electric cars into the energy grid. The Smart Charging platform is ‘direct over-the-air’ technology and 100% software based. Jedlix teams up with among others BMW, Groupe Renault and multiple energy partners to further extend the Jedlix services internationally.
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Jedlix is an international clean-tech start-up which develops 100% software based Direct over-the-air smart charging solutions to optimize electric vehicle charging, to seamlessly integrate electric vehicles into the energy grid. Jedlix teams-up with BMW, Tesla, Renault and multiple energy partners to further extend the Jedlix services internationally. www.jedlix.com
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