Vision

The next two decades will see the beginning of the transformation of the world’s primary  transportation modality from internal combustion vehicles to electric vehicles (EVs), making it possible for basic transportation to switch from petroleum to clean, renewable energy.

Qmulus’ vision is to foster this transformation by providing electric vehicle (EV) charging stakeholders the necessary tools and platform to enable smart, clean EV charging.

 

Problem

The existing grid is not ready to handle the rapidly expanding and changing needs of the EV market. Without upgrading and instituting smart (internet connected) technologies, we can expect outages, brownouts, as well as voltage and frequency fluctuations.

The majority of EV charging takes place at home with non-networked electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) also known as a charge station.  These non-networked EVSE do not foster the use of renewable energy or contribute significantly to building a smart grid, because they can not be monitored or controlled.

Public charging infrastructure is a catalyst for the adoption of EVs.  Most public EVSE are networked, however they are built on isolated, proprietary platforms requiring a 3rd party, such as a utility, to interface with each proprietary platform to monitor and control public EV charging.

 

Solution

The EV Smart-Grid Interoperability Center at the US Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory has developed a novel EV smart charge adapter.  The patented smart charge adapter is a handheld, inline device that is connected between any charge station and EV.  The smart charge adapter converts any non-networked AC charge station into a smart, networked charge station enabling metering, monitoring, and control of every charge session from one open-standards based platform.  Qmulus has partnered with Argonne to commercialize the smart charge adapter.

 

 

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