LinkedIn Campus Gets Mobile EV Charging

July 16, 2015 By Linda Hardesty

MobiFreeWire Technologies and Siemens are partnering to pilot and commercialize the Mobi Charger, a mobile electric vehicle charging technology.

Mobi Charger rolls the EV charger directly to the vehicles, regardless of where they are parked in the lot. The system enables businesses to offer mobile EV-charging, powered by second-life EV batteries, and intelligently interconnected to the Internet and electricity grid.

FreeWire and Siemens will be operating a three-month pilot at LinkedIn’s Mountain View, California, campus, providing access to hundreds of employees who drive electric vehicles.

Siemens has chosen FreeWire to be the first partner in the US to deploy its eCar Operation Center, a cloud interface built from the ground up to manage large-scale EV charging. The system is already in wide-spread operation by several of the world’s largest utilities in Europe, enabling them to use EV charging as a resource to support grid stability.

Current EV-charging options usually require high infrastructure investment costs plus the delay and hassles of planning and permitting, challenges that may be further complicated by being on leased commercial property.

A single Mobi, integrating Siemens’ VersiCharge technology and powered by smartly repurposed second-life EV car batteries, can charge five cars per day and use lower-cost, off-peak energy.

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