innogy charging technology certified for the US market
July 13, 2017
- Charging stations by innogy awarded UL seal
- Great potential for intelligent load management in the USA
Going to the USA: By gaining UL certification, innogy’s charging technology has cleared an important hurdle in its quest to conquer the American market. The certificate is a basic prerequisite for innogy for selling products in the USA. Electromobility is currently booming in the United States. Network-compatible smart charging solutions are particularly in demand – which is a strength offered by innogy’s charging stations, thanks to intelligent networking and an innovative IT backend.
The abbreviation UL stands for Underwriters Laboratories. The internationally active safety sciences company independently and comprehensively tested innogy’s charging points, which have been modified for the USA. The main focus was on electrical safety, fire protection, usability and customer friendliness. The clear verdict: innogy’s charging points meet the valid safety standards for the USA.
“UL approval is a significant step and opens the door to one of the world’s most attractive markets for electromobility worldwide. States like California are the trailblazers of a stricter climate-protection policy. The interest in emission-free driving is thus huge.”
Elke Temme, head of operations electromobility at innogy„
innogy has established a dedicated subsidiary for the US e-mobility market. innogy e-mobility US is a technology and service provider focusing on California and other ZEV states. It has a broad portfolio, including the production, marketing, delivery and installation of charging solutions as well as their operation on their own software platform.
innogy is hardly an unknown quantity in California. Since 2015, the company has been cooperating with the University of California in San Diego and the German car manufacturer Daimler. There are 26 charging points offering green electricity that is generated on the campus, which can charge the batteries of several smart fortwo electric drive cars. The goal of the project is to harmonize electricity use with renewable energy generation through innovative charging management – that’s exactly what’s in demand in the US market.
With over 5,800 charging points, innogy is one of the leading providers of charging infrastructure in Europe. In Germany, the company has built up a large integrated charging network with more than 150 public utility partners. The goal is: Wherever an electric car is parked, it should be able to charge – and the best way of doing this is in harmonious interplay with regenerative energy generation.
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