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Moixa and Honda launch trailblazing smart EV charging project with Islington Council

 

At Moixa, we’ve hit the ground running in 2020, unveiling a new smart EV charging project to optimise Islington Council’s fleet at the town hall. This is an exciting first step in our partnership with Honda, to deploy smart EV charging and management solutions across Europe.


We’re working with Honda to support Islington Council achieve its ultra-low emissions zone (ULEZ) standard across its fleet of 500+ vehicles. The council’s goal is to electrify its entire fleet, cutting 1,400 tonnes of dangerous carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions every year. This project will reduce harmful air pollution, save money for essential services and help Islington achieve its 2030 net-zero carbon emissions target.

Chris Wright, Moixa’s Chief Technology Officer, said: “The EV revolution will put millions of ‘batteries on wheels’ on our roads in the next decade. By using AI-driven charging technology, we can intelligently manage these fleets of batteries, securing lowest-cost charging and highest-impact carbon savings. Our project with Honda and Islington shows what is possible and provides a blueprint for all large organisations to follow.”

Last year, London surpassed the annual legal limit of air-pollution within one month. Toxic air has been at illegal levels in the capital and most urban areas in the UK since 2010 and results in around 40,000 early deaths a year.[1] By driving the transition towards EVs, this project will cut carbon emissions and harmful pollution from Islington’s roads.

The 12-month Islington project is the first project in our partnership with Honda. We were chosen as Honda’s European smart charging partner in Spring 2019. We will support Honda to deliver a European energy management solutions business that provides increased value for EV drivers and power network operators.

Smart EV Charging

Our GridShare software enables real-time aggregation and smart charging of EV batteries by optimising charging patterns based on factors such as driver behaviour, cost of energy and weather forecasts. GridShare can also enhance the resilience of local power networks to prevent overloading and blackouts.

Five bi-directional vehicle-to-grid (V2G) chargers, manufactured by EVTEC and Honda, will be installed with GridShare software outside Islington Town Hall. The system charges the EV batteries when power on the local network is cheapest and cleanest and discharges power from the car batteries when it is most expensive and carbon intensive. When EVs are plugged in to all of the chargers, the smart technology can provide enough power to meet the town hall’s base-load electricity demand.

This scalable smart charging solution can be applied to all local authorities and businesses with large vehicle fleets looking to accelerate the switch to EVs. There are 4,844 council-managed vehicles in London alone – 90% of which are diesel. All of these will need to be removed from the capital’s roads in the coming years to meet net-zero carbon emissions and air pollution targets. 


If you are interested in learning more about our GridShare Software, visit our website or email our team on business@moixa.com. 

[1] https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jan/30/london-reaches-legal-air-pollution-limit-just-one-month-into-the-new-year