Drivers offered free smart charging tech under Moixa and Alfen trial
Moixa and Alfen have teamed up for a smart charging trial expected to demonstrate how such technology can “turbo-charge the growth of EVs”.
The trial will team up Moixa’s smart software for domestic battery and electric vehicle with Alfen’s EV chargers, providing drivers with AI-enabled charging technology free of charge in a limited number of UK homes. As a result, Moixa’s GridShare artificial intelligence software will create personalised smart charging plans based on household energy consumption patterns, locally produced solar PV energy and optimisation for time-of-use tariffs.
In this way, the trial will evaluate the impact of smart charging on EV owners’ energy bills and carbon emissions, while also exploring how chargers can be used to moderate grid demand by ramping up and down charging speeds.
Outlining the importance of the trials, Simon Daniel, CEO of Moixa, said: “Smart charging will be essential for supporting the acceleration of EVs onto the UK market. Up to a fifth of new cars will be EVs by 2026 and up to 36 million ‘batteries on wheels’ are forecast to be on UK roads by 2040. Smart charging solutions like our collaboration with Alfen will help drive this rapid growth and ensure our power networks don’t become overloaded.”
Alex Earl, Alfen’s UK country manager, added: “This solution fits perfectly with our overall mission to provide smart energy solutions and enable EV drivers to be even more sustainable by charging at the cleanest and most cost-effective times. This technology could have huge implications if applied to all our customers – it will drive individual cost-savings and ultimately turbo-charge the growth of EVs.”