Smarter & greener charging now possible thanks to Hyundai & Jedlix
- Hyundai expands significantly e-mobility activities in the Netherlands
- 'Pilot phase' finally over: consumers contribute directly to sustainable driving and are rewarded for it
- Integration of Jedlix's smart charging platform with Hyundai's Bluelink Connectivity system.
Hyundai is leading the way in emission-free mobility with some 60,000 battery-electric and hydrogen-electric vehicles sold in Europe by 2020, accounting for 13 percent of total sales in Europe. Globally, Hyundai will launch another 12 battery-electric cars over the next four years, of which the IONIQ 5 will be the first this year.
The Korean brand's ambitions are high: by 2040, Hyundai aims to have its global car lineup fully electrified and is targeting a market share of 8 to 10 percent of the global EV market. Hyundai plans to sell 560,000 battery-electric cars a year worldwide by 2025, becoming a top 3 manufacturer of zero-emission vehicles. An electrified version is currently available on over three-quarters of its models [15 in total] in Europe.
Yet it does not stop at this ambition alone: in addition to a leading role in electric driving, Hyundai wants to accelerate the transition to sustainable mobility and to optimally relieve customers through innovative services, entirely in line with the Progress for Humanity philosophy of the brand. For example, since 2019 Hyundai in the Netherlands has partnered
Smarter, greener and cheaper thanks to Smartcharging App
In that context, Hyundai is expanding its e-mobility business in the Netherlands significantly this year, starting with the partnership with Jedlix, the market leader in smart charging and specialist in "over the air" integration with car manufacturers. The Jedlix smart charging platform will be integrated with the Bluelink connectivity system of Hyundai. Through this integration, charging will be scheduled at the right time for the cheapest price based on the driver's preferences. Both existing as new Hyundai’s that feature Bluelink connectivity could make use of this Hyundai Smartcharging App.
Smart charging supports the integration of renewable energy and makes the use of the electric car cheaper and easier. By controlling the charging behavior, Hyundai and Jedlix can unburden the energy network and focus towards completely green energy. In this way, the transition to electric driving by increasing demand is kept on track, the grid remains balanced and electric driving becomes even more sustainable. Drivers who make use of this service receive a fee varying per kWh [depending on the energy supplier] and can also reduce their energy bills on the basis of off-peak and dynamic rates.
The cooperation starts in the Netherlands and thanks to the mobile technology it can easily be applied in other countries where Hyundai Bluelink is active. Within the development of smart charging, the parties also look at bi-directional charging (V2G) of cars for future models that support this. This technology ensures that cars can be charged and discharged, so you can use the car as a buffer and better match energy demand and supply. Thanks to this development, the electric car can make an even greater contribution to a sustainable and durable energy transition.
Hyundai Motor Company (founded in 1967) is one of the most successful automobile brands today. Anno 2020, Hyundai is the fifth largest automaker in the world. Hyundai has eight modern car plants and seven Design & Technical Centres worldwide. In total, Hyundai Motor Company employs nearly 110,000 people. Hyundai is also one of the most innovative automakers in the world. The brand aims to lead the way in electric mobility with battery-electric and hydrogen-electric vehicles and electrified hybrid models. In the Netherlands, Hyundai is among the most successful and best-selling automakers. Hyundai Motor Netherlands shares the success with the Hyundai dealerships in The Netherlands. Hyundai is Partner of FIFA, the KNVB and the Van Gogh Museum. The manufacturer is reigning world champion in both the spectacular World Rally Championship (WRC) and the touring car racing class WTCR.
Jedlix develops and operates a Vehicle-to-Grid Integration ("VGI") platform to optimize the charging and discharging of electric cars and integrate them to the grid. Jedlix works with energy companies, charging station operators and car manufacturers to reduce the total cost of ownership of electric cars, leverage the flexibility of the charging process in energy and balancing markets, and encourage the consumption of renewable energy.
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Jedlix develops and operates a VGI platform to optimize the charging & discharging of electric vehicles and facilitate their insertion into the power grid at scale. Jedlix teams up with energy partners, charging point operators & e-mobility service providers, car OEMs to reduce the total cost of ownership of Electric Vehicles, monetize the flexibility of their charging & discharging process on energy and balancing markets, and optimize the use of renewable energy. www.jedlix.com
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