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13 October 2022

Eneridge Set to Deploy 6 Ultra-Fast FreeWire Chargers in California by 2022!

On August 7, 2020, the California Energy Commission released a Grant Solicitation and Application Package titled “BESTFIT Innovative Charging Solutions” under the Clean Transportation Program. This competitive grant solicitation offered to fund projects that demonstrate transformative technology solutions and work to accelerate the successful commercial deployment of electric vehicle (EV) charging for both light, medium, and heavy-duty applications. Eneridge won this grant in 2021 by demonstrating that the “Boost Charger™”, a battery-integrated ultra-fast charger by FreeWire Technologies, is a technically and economically viable solution for the mass deployment of public ultrafast charging stations without significant grid impact or changes to existing electrical infrastructure.

Boost Charger can be installed without significant infrastructure modification, retrofits efficiently to existing chargers (including Level 1 and Level 2 chargers), and contains lower installation costs and demand charges compared to conventional fast-charging stations. Moreover, Eneridge’s complete line of EV charging systems differentiate it from its competitors. Eneridge not only provides a total solution of EV charging to its clients, but also owns and operates its EV charging stations — Eneridge performs project development, provides users with a cloud-based platform, installs, and maintains the chargers, and provides carbon credit trading service. For Eneridge’s initiation of the innovative battery-integrated ultra-fast charger into the EV charging market, as well as its smart business model, Eneridge was selected by the Commission to disperse Boost Chargers throughout Southern California.

Upon receiving the BESTFIT grant, Eneridge began to deploy two 150kW FreeWire chargers in each of the three respective locations—Eastlake Village Center in Chula Vista, Great Park Irvine, and another soon to be announced location in the City of Irvine. Installation will demonstrate, technological advance in DCFC station solution by installing 150kW DCFCs only utilizing available electric capacity in existing electrical distribution or by replacing existing level 2 chargers without any electrical equipment upgrade.  The Eastlake Village Center charging station will be operational starting November.

Kellie Vogt, who is the Property Manager at Eastlake Village Center, said, “We have partnered with Eneridge to place EV charging stations at Eastlake Village Center South. We are looking forward to the increased traffic the EV chargers will bring to our retail center and meet the tenants and their customer’s demand for convenient charging stations.”

Beginning with this project, Eneridge is excited to continue its partnership with FreeWire and accelerate the deployment of its EV chargers beyond Southern California into other states and across the United States.

“We are excited to play a critical role in electrifying transportation across these communities and are grateful to both Eneridge and the California Energy Commission for prioritizing our solution,” said Rob Anderson, Director of Sales, FreeWire Technologies “As charging demand continues to surge, we are seeing our ultrafast, battery integrated chargers offer the streamlined, shovel-ready solution that many entering the EV charging space are looking for.”

Eneridge builds a sustainable and smart world for next generations by establishing a cleaner, reliable, and sustainable EV charging network and solutions that deliver fast charging to all types of transportation. Eneridge owns and operates its charging stations, and also provides an EV charging station turnkey solution, including hardware, a cloud-based platform, and installation and maintenance to clients who want to own and operate EV charging stations.

 Founded in 2014, FreeWire Technologies is the leading manufacturer of battery-integrated EV charging stations and power solutions in the U.S. The Company’s fully-integrated Boost Charger plugs to existing and ubiquitous low-voltage utility service and delivers high-power charging in areas that typically require extensive grid upgrades. The Boost Charger’s combination of proprietary battery and power conversion technology enables ultrafast EV charging at all locations, freeing customers from the costs of providing fast charging using power directly from the electric grid. FreeWire has deployed battery-integrated chargers with Fortune 100 companies, commercial customers, fleets, retail locations, and gas stations across the U.S. and has partnered with bp pulse to deploy Boost Charger in its operations across the UK.

 

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