Sydney 22 April 2013 — DiUS Computing is excited to announce the recent appointment of Kristian Handberg to the role of Principal Consultant.   Mr Handberg will be instrumental in defining the strategy and direction of DiUS’ grid-friendly ChargeIQ electric vehicle charging technology and taking it to the global market.

ChargeIQ is the world’s first ZigBee-certified electric vehicle charger with the ability to communicate with Smart Meters, allowing drivers to take advantage of flexible pricing to reduce the cost of their electric vehicle charging.

Having spent over three years developing ChargeIQ, the Australian technology company is now looking to team-up with “heavy hitters” in the market to take its innovation to the rest of the world.

As part of the newly created role, Mr Handberg, who has an automotive industry background and a deep understanding of the global electric vehicle market, will help DiUS Computing commercialise the revolutionary technology and facilitate investment from partners in the energy and electric vehicle industries or new entrants into these markets.

A recent report from the US forecasted the market for electric vehicle infrastructure will rise significantly around the globe over the next decade, with an expected increase in the market from $140 million in 2012 to $1.2 billion in 2020.

DiUS Computing is leading the world with ChargeIQ.  In December 2012 ChargeIQ was used for the Victorian Department of Transport demonstration project – Electric Vehicle Charge Management using Victoria’s Smart Grid. The project was the first use of the Victoria’s Smart Meters for electricity demand management, and one of the earliest field demonstrations worldwide.

Mr Handberg said ChargeIQ is ready to be tailored to the needs of a commercial partner such as an electricity utility, electric vehicle manufacturer/seller or electric vehicle charging system supplier.

“We’re already in discussions with a number of potential partners who can see the market-leading ‘Smart Energy’ innovation embodied in ChargeIQ.  For these partners ChargeIQ can be a key enabler for their business or an extension of their Smart Energy portfolio,” Mr Handberg said.

DiUS Computing co-founder and director Clency Coutet said Mr Handberg’s expertise in the field will assist DiUS Computing in achieving their goals for ChargeIQ.

“Mr Handberg brings with him an impressive track record in the EV market as well as a background in engineering, which will significantly contribute to DiUS Computing’s strategic goals to take ChargeIQ forward,” Mr Coutet said.

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About DiUS Computing:

DiUS Computing is an Australian-owned technology company, comprised of over 100 talented professionals across Melbourne and Sydney with a passion for emerging technology and its intelligent business application.

DiUS Computing’s involvement with Victoria’s Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) program began in 2006. Since then, DiUS Computing has helped a number of Australian utilities with technology strategy, planning, architecture, design, build, testing and procurement related activities for their AMI solutions.