Ev.energy has revealed a new partnership with innovative electric vehicle (EV) charging company, BriXcell, to accelerate the adoption of EVs in the UK.
The EV software company, which operates across the US, UK, Europe, and Australia, will partner with BriXcell to offer property developers and homeowners an easy to install smart charging technology.
BriXCell’s technology allows for the easy installation of EV charging infrastructure, with the construction pack built into an external wall with internal cabling contained within the property’s infrastructure.
The charge point can then be slotted into the construction pack.
This could provide a boost to the UK’s EV adoption among the disabled community, with 71% of disabled customers in a recent UK Power Networks (UKPN) survey citing alack of accessible charging infrastructure as being a primary reason they do not have an EV.
Contributing to the rollout of an efficient EV charging solution, BriXCell’s technology will benefit from ev.energy’s ‘smart charging’ product.This allows EV charging infrastructure to utilise electricity that is both greener and cost-effective, providing customers with a means to keep track of costs via an app amid rising inflation.
Ev.energy has stated that, by charging an EV through its technology, the average driver could save £600 per year on their energy bills.
In doing so, ev.energy’s product combined with BriXcell’s simple ‘plug and play’ solution, will aim to accelerate the adoption of EVs in the UK.
“As the government shifts its funding priorities to focus more on residential and charging infrastructure, this partnership with ev.energy will support the government’s direction and accelerate EV adoption even further,” said Tim Gardner, CEO at BriXcell.
“Building on our collaboration with EcoGoZero, our sales partner, we’re delighted to partner with ev.energy, a company that shares our passion for great design that makes the EV’s more accessible.”
The partnership continues ev.energy’s scaling of its platform to additional partners after it extended its Series A funding round to £9.6 million in February 2022.
The company has publicly disclosed its intention of ‘aggressively’ scale its reach across energy utility partners, car manufacturers, charging partners, and drivers.
Ev.energy’s agreement with BriXcell follows a partnership with EV charger supplier waEV-charge last month. This collaboration will allow customers of waEV-charge to be able to use any chargers available in residential car parks while using ev.energy’s charging software.
“We know EV drivers love fast charging solutions and our partnership with BriXcell will allow even more EV drivers to access cheaper, greener, and faster charging,” states Nick Woolley, CEO at ev.energy.
“With efforts ramping up to increase EV adoption alongside the government’s ‘Smart Charging Regulation 2021’, collaborations like these are the commitment we need to ensure drivers have access to charging infrastructure that allows them to save money and reduce their carbon footprint, simply by plugging in.”
Current± caught up with Woolley earlier this year to find out more about the role of EVs and the use of smart charging across virtual power plants.