Rotterdam, Osaka, Porsgrunn, Boulogne-Billancourt, November 9th, 2021. Jedlix B.V., the leading European smart charging services platform provider, announces it has closed a new investment round of €5 million led by Osaka Gas, a leading Japanese energy services provider, with the support of Skagerak Energi, a major producer of renewable energy and energy services provider in Norway, and Mobilize, the new Renault Group brand, dedicated to mobility, energy and data services.
Jedlix mission is to enable zero-emission charging for millions of Electric Vehicles (EV) worldwide. With its EV aggregation platform and Virtual Power Plant, Jedlix is already powering smart charging services of the most innovative car and charger manufacturers, charge point operators and energy companies in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Norway, Germany and the UK. As the first mover in “driver-centric” smart charging apps in Europe, Jedlix is also the main innovator in connecting electric vehicles and chargers to the energy and the grid balancing services markets, with over 40 eMobility and energy partners. It has developed a community of more than 19,000 registered users engaged to charge smart, save and earn money, optimise the use of renewable energy, and contribute to zero carbon mobility.
This additional investment will help the company accelerate its commercial growth in its main European markets and beyond, deploy more energy integrations and expand its services portfolio for the best smart charging experience of EV drivers, at home, in the public domain, and at destination, while building on its current Vehicle2Grid programs with leading car manufacturers to prepare the future.
Kenji Oida, Osaka Gas UK Managing Director: “We are proud to be working with Jedlix, Skagerak, and Mobilize. We aim to contribute towards a zero emission society through supporting Jedlix's growth. Jedlix's EV smart charging and grid balancing services have a great potential as advanced uses of renewable energy and EVs are increasingly required all over the world as a contribution to grid stabilization".
Øystein Kristoffersen Sæther, EVP Skagerak Energi, stated: “We are delighted to work with Jedlix, Osaka Gas and Mobilize to further taking a central role in the development of smart charging solutions for EV-drivers and grid system providers. This cooperation is fully in line with the strategy where Skagerak is taking an ever more active role as provider and partner in developing solutions for wider and smarter use of renewable energy”.
Alain Ballu, VP, energy business at Mobilize, stated: “We are at Mobilize really happy that Jedlix brings in new investors and partners, to boost smart charging offers for all EV drivers in Europe and beyond. Smart charging is key to driving the energy transition and will be even more so in the future. Mobilize and Jedlix share the same vision: encourage electric mobility and reward our customers for their flexibility”.
Serge Subiron, Jedlix CEO added: “We are very honoured that the industry leaders Osaka Gas, Skagerak Energi and Mobilize have decided to invest in Jedlix and its unique team! We share the same ambition to make zero-emission charging the standard for millions of electric vehicles across all continents. Electric vehicles demand is surging and the current dynamics in the energy industry emphasize the urgent need to speed up the deployment of smart charging services at scale. The next challenge is to connect EV fleets simply to energy markets and deliver value to the entire ecosystem and society, starting with the EV driver. Let’s do it together!”
About Osaka Gas
Osaka Gas is a leading energy company and the second largest gas supplier in Japan with a history going back more than one century. Founded in 1897 and in operation since 1905, the company serves around 6.5 million electricity and gas customers. Osaka Gas UK ("OGUK"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Osaka Gas was established in 2010 to expand its business in European, Middle Eastern and the Atlantic markets, especially in the energy sector.
About Skagerak Energi
Skagerak Energi is a major Norwegian energy company which produces and distributes electricity and heat from renewable sources. With an increased focus on digitalization and innovation the company seeks new growth and development based on the changes and opportunities associated with the green transition. Both single-handed and through partnership Skagerak Energi contributes to electrification and use of other sustainable renewable solutions in the areas of transportation, industry and agriculture and society at large. The company’s head office is in Porsgrunn.
Mobilize is the fourth brand of Renault Group. Mobilize proposes flexible solutions around mobility, energy and data to meet the evolving expectations of consumers, businesses, cities and regions. Built around open ecosystems, Mobilize encourages a sustainable energy transition, in line with Renault Group’s target to reach carbon neutrality and its ambition to develop value from the circular economy. For more information visit mobilize.com or follow Mobilize on Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.
The Advisors for the investment round are:
For Jedlix: Stellae Capital (http://www.stellaecapital.com/) as Financial Advisor, STEK (https://www.stek.com/) as Legal Advisor.