Media Release, Melbourne, August 14, 2013 – In a push to capture a slice of the burgeoning worldwide electric vehicle charging infrastructure market, estimated to exceed $3.8 billion by 2020, the Australian producers of ChargeIQ electric vehicle charging solution have established a partnership with a leading Silicon Valley based technology supplier.
ChargeIQ, a Smart Grid friendly electric vehicle charging solution proven to slash driver’s charging costs in half, has been developed over three years by Australian technology company DiUS Computing.
ChargeIQ is set to make its debut in the North American market by the end of 2013 after DiUS established a partnership through its commercialisation subsidiary Percepscion with Global Network Resources, Inc. – a leading Silicon Valley based technology supplier.
The move establishes the beginnings of an international sales and distribution channel for ChargeIQ, as well as other products in Percepscion’s innovative Smart Energy portfolio.
ChargeIQ is the world’s first Zigbee-certified Electric Vehicle charging solution with intelligent Smart Grid integration that allows electricity utilities to communicate directly with consumers to manage charging loads.
ChargeIQ, which features a web interface and smartphone application, enables utilities and consumers to cooperate in real-time to shift electricity demand.
A recent report produced for the Victorian Government by DiUS, in conjunction with United Energy and the University of Melbourne, found ChargeIQ was able to halve electricity charging costs for drivers.
DiUS Computing co-director Clency Coutet, said the sales and distribution agreement with Global Network Resources Inc. recognised ChargeIQ’s appeal to the growing number of plug-in vehicle drivers globally.
“In many parts of the U.S, a plug-in vehicle is now cheaper than its petrol counterpart.’’
“ChargeIQ represents the next generation in electric vehicle charging. With ChargeIQ, drivers save charging costs, without effort or inconvenience. ChargeIQ makes electric cars smarter,” he said.
President and Founder of Global Network Resources, Kurt Miyatake said ChargeIQ and Percepscion’s other Smart Energy products were exciting additions to the company’s portfolio.
“We’re delighted to partner with DiUS in bringing ChargeIQ to North America. Electric cars are taking off in California and we see huge potential for this innovative product here and elsewhere around the world,” Mr Miyatake said.
The distribution deal is one of a number of significant developments surrounding ChargeIQ in recent months.
In May, ChargeIQ was named a semi-finalist in the prestigious Australian Cleantech Competition, which discovers and fosters Australia’s best clean technology companies and products.
The winner will be announced on 2 October and go on to represent Australia in the global competition.
This followed ChargeIQ being recognised as one of Australia’s most innovative products for 2013 by Anthill magazine.
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About DiUS Computing
DiUS Computing is an Australian-owned technology company, comprised of over 100 talented professionals with a passion for the intelligent application of emerging technology to help businesses compete.
DiUS’s involvement in the Smart Grid arena began in 2006 with Victoria’s Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) program. Since then, DiUS has helped a number of Australian utilities with technology strategy, planning, architecture, design, build, testing and procurement related activities for their AMI solutions. DiUS’ primary focus now is on unlocking the value of AMI by providing Smart Energy Solutions.
About Percepscion Pty Ltd
Percepscion is a ‘Smart Energy’ product commercialisation joint venture majority-owned by DiUS Computing. Percepscion’s portfolio of innovative Smart Energy solutions help utilities and consumers better use and manage our valuable energy resources. Percepscion’s products include PowerVu, an innovative home energy monitor, and ChargeIQ, a world-leading electric vehicle charging system.
About Global Network Resources Inc
Global Network Resources Inc. (GNR) is a technology sales, marketing and engineering support company headquartered in Santa Clara, CA – the heart of Silicon Valley. Established in 1993, GNR has expanded to deliver software and hardware solutions from multiple locations to customers worldwide. Their product portfolio includes advanced semi-conductors, flash memory, liquid-crystal displays, along with contract manufacturing, assembly and test.