The Australian developers of a smart grid-friendly electric vehicle charging solution proven to slash driver’s charging costs in half, have established a partnership with a leading Silicon Valley based technology supplier.
ChargeIQ – developed over three years by Australian technology company DiUS Computing – is set to make its debut in the North American market by the end of 2013 after DiUS established a partnership through its commercialisation subsidiary Percepscion with Global Network Resources.
DiUS says the has opened up an international sales and distribution channel for ChargeIQ, which is the world’s first Zigbee-certified EV charging solution with smart grid integration that allows electricity utilities to communicate directly with consumers, using a web interface and smartphone application, enables them to cooperate in real-time to shift electricity demand.
A recent report produced for the Victorian Government by DiUS, in conjunction with United Energy and the University of Melbourne, found ChargeIQ was able to halve electricity charging costs for drivers.
DiUS Computing co-director Clency Coutet, says the deal with Global Network Resources recognises the technology’s appeal to the growing number of plug-in EV drivers globally, who are looking to save on charging costs, without added effort or inconvenience.
In May, ChargeIQ was also named as a semi-finalist in the Australian Cleantech Competition, for which the winner will be announced on October 2, and go on to represent Australia in the global competition. This followed ChargeIQ being recognised as one of Australia’s most innovative products for 2013 by Anthill magazine.