Enel X, the Enel Group’s advanced energy business line, launched its next generation of smart EV charging stations to speed the adoption of electric vehicles and support the decarbonisation of the energy and transportation sectors.
The North American product line builds off of its flagship charger, the JuiceBox 40, which has held best-seller status on Amazon for the last five years, and includes a suite of new charging stations: JuiceBox 32, 40, 48 and 80.
The new JuiceBox Level 2 smart charging stations provide speed, performance and value to EV drivers businesses, automakers and utilities. Compatible with all EVs on the market, they can charge electric cars up to 14 times faster than a standard Level 1 charger. The new JuiceBox smart charging stations also come with upgraded specifications including de facto open standards OCPP and OpenADR, built-in cable management and security lock, easy Bluetooth setup, upgraded WiFi via JuiceRouter, dynamic LEDs to show connectivity and charging behaviour, and access to Enel X’s JuiceNet Green programme across the US, which was previously only available in California.
The new JuiceStand and JuicePedestal solutions add flexibility to the new product line with several installation, mounting and cable management options like retractable cables for workplaces, multi-unit dwellings and other commercial usage.
Enel X’s IoT platform, JuiceNet is now available in four editions – Home, Business, Enterprise and Utility. This provides a customised smart charging experience for residential users, small and medium sized businesses, larger enterprises and energy providers. JuiceNet provides tailored capabilities to each customer segment and makes charging convenient for all by managing charging demand, providing real-time flexibility to the grid, and helping the grid become cleaner, cheaper, and more reliable. The JuiceNet smart charging platform also reduces the total cost of EV ownership through grid programmes, rewarding customers with JuicePoints, and infrastructure incentives.
“As EV ownership and renewable energy generation continues to increase, there’s a growing need for smart charging solutions to help communities reach ambitious clean energy and zero-emission transportation goals more efficiently and cost-effectively by using EVs as grid assets,” said Giovanni Bertolino, the Head of e-Mobility for Enel X North America. “We’ve demonstrated smart charging at scale with our 40MW virtual battery in California and look forward to expanding new market opportunities for vehicle-grid integration with this new product line.”
The new commercial charging stations offer a variety of cost-effective configurations that can be wall-mounted or ground-mounted. JuicePedestal and JuiceStand are all-purpose commercial charging infrastructure, with universal EV compatibility and are perfect for workplaces, multi-unit dwellings and electric vehicle fleets. Affordably priced, JuicePedestal and JuiceStand offer multiple payment options.
Additionally, Enel X’s expanded product line now includes JuicePump, a 50-kilowattt DC fast charger, which is a good fit for commercial customers like electric vehicle fleets. And the new JuiceRouter will provide connectivity for all commercial stations in areas with weak WiFi signals.
Timed with the introduction of this new commercial smart charging infrastructure, Enel X is installing 50 new JuiceBox Pro 32s on 25 JuicePedestals at Gillette Stadium, the home of the New England Revolution and six-time Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots in Foxborough, Mass. These new installations will support Enel X’s broader energy advisory initiative with the stadium as the official energy partner of Kraft Sports + Entertainment.
Enel X has also recently achieved strong momentum with electric utilities in regions where there are ambitious carbon-neutral electricity goals. Recently, Enel X added two Washington State utilities and Hawaiian Electric Companies to its portfolio of more than 20 utility partners across the US. Additionally, Enel X is part of DTE Energy’s Charging Forward programme, which is providing significant EV infrastructure incentives and will encourage DTE customers to charge their electric vehicles during off-peak hours to help spread the demand on the electric grid.
Currently in the US, 23 states have implemented statewide greenhouse gas reduction targets, signaling a growing commitment towards a net-zero carbon future. Enel X’s continued investment in electric mobility solutions, with its evolved product lineup, including the market’s best-selling home charging station, and continued expansion of OEM, utility and commercial business partners, supports a dual-decarbonisation path and speeds progress towards this zero-emission future.