Energy Web Partners with Volkswagen to deliver 24/7 renewable energy charging solution for electric vehicles.
Energy Web, a non-profit building operating systems for energy grids, in collaboration with Volkswagen Group Innovation and Elli, have developed a new smart charging solution enabling EV owners to charge their vehicles with renewable electricity that is matched directly with the vehicle’s real-time electricity consumption.
The solution relies on “24/7” matching algorithm which optimizes charging to maximize the use of clean, locally sourced electricity and provides users with an unprecedented level of control and granularity over EV charging. Energy Web Partners with Volkswagen, Through the solution, users can dictate the date and time of charging, the desired level of charge by the end of their session, what and the renewable energy facility the electricity is drawn from.
Several VW ID4s successfully charging with local clean energy consumption. A full array of charging sessions tested, running from just a couple of hours through to sessions spanning several days. Each time, the platform optimized the charging schedule for maximum clean electricity usage while ensuring the target state of charge at the end of each session. The majority of tests took place near Wolfsburg, Germany, and took advantage of abundant clean energy from wind and solar farms in the surrounding area.
The Smart Charging App was developing by integrating Energy Web’s open-source 24/7 toolkit into Elli’s green charging app. It provides users with access to over 300,000 public charging points across Europe. Energy Web released its open-source 24/7 clean energy toolkit earlier this year.
About Energy Web
Energy Web is a global, member-driven non-profit accelerating the low-carbon, customer-centric energy transition. By unleashing the potential of open-source, digital technologies. Energy Web Decentralized Operating System (EW-DOS) enables any energy asset, owned by any customer, to participate in any energy market. The Energy Web Chain — the world’s first enterprise-grade, public blockchain tailored to the energy sector — anchors the EW-DOS tech stack. The Energy Web ecosystem comprises leading utilities, grid operators, renewable energy developers, corporate energy buyers, IoT / telecom leaders.
Volkswagen Group Innovation is currently exploring how the solution can further developed and rolled out at production scale. Ensuring as many EV owners as possible can benefit from the Smart Charging application. With a traceable and secure audit trail for transactions provided on the Energy Web Chain. Consumers will be able to show proof of renewable energy purchases. It will in future make it simple for corporate EV fleets to track granular energy usage for carbon accounting.