GenCell Energy has signed an agreement with EV Motors to develop the next generation of EV charging solutions to power hybrid off-grid charging stations.
EV Motors is an Israeli importer of EVs, chargers and energy storage systems and the exclusive Israeli representative of several companies, among them Sun Surplus Energy.
The companies will cooperate on the development of a joint project integrating GenCell’s alkaline fuel cells, together with EV Motors’ electric vehicle charging technologies to enable autonomous off-grid hybrid electric vehicle charging stations that eliminate the need for fossil fuel backup generators.
GenCell and EV Motors will create a new off-grid hybrid charging solution that will provide local power suppliers with zero emissions. The joint system is expected to be ready for initial deployment in Israel by the first half of 2022. The two companies will consider expanding cooperation to similar projects in China and other territories via EV’s existing partner network including Sun Surplus Energy.
“EV Motors and its subsidiaries have been constantly researching and developing a solution to the challenges of the transition from fossil-fuelled vehicles to electrically driven ones,” said EV Motors chairman, Ohad Seligmann.
“We are very glad to have connected with GenCell to provide sustainable and environmental fuel cells for our charging stations, offering the market a reliable, clean and effective solution.
“Our engineers have been working closely with the GenCell team to integrate its technologies into our off-grid charging stations solution, and we are confident the cooperation between the two companies is bringing a complete solution for autonomous, off-grid, hybrid EV charging that will disrupt the EV charging landscape, first in Israel and later around the globe. We trust this cooperation will introduce an effective EV charging business model that will serve drivers and consumers, provide a solution to a wide spectrum of clients, lay solid grounds for the continued expansion of the EV revolution and bring revenues to both companies.”
For his part, GenCell CEO, Rami Reshef, added: “GenCell is excited about this agreement with EV Motors and the opportunity to demonstrate the value alkaline fuel cells can contribute to maintaining zero-emission continuous power at autonomous off-grid hybrid EV charging stations.
“As the number of electric vehicles increases, the demand for a wide network of distributed EV charging stations will grow exponentially. On the one hand, forecasts indicate grid power will not be sufficient to power the estimated quantity of EVs that will reach the roads, and on the other, many destinations to which EVs will need to travel will be beyond the power grid.
“In both of these scenarios, autonomous off-grid EV charging stations powered by hydrogen and ammonia will be a key solution.
“As a fuel cell pioneer based in Israel, GenCell is proud to be able to resolve this important challenge for the Israeli market and will be even more excited to demonstrate the proven use case to e-mobility providers around the globe.”
GenCell and E.V. Motors Partner to Facilitate Autonomous Hybrid Off-Grid EV Charging