December, 13 | Rotterdam, The Netherlands
In a groundbreaking alliance signaling Kia’s commitment to sustainable mobility solutions, Jedlix proudly announces its partnership with the renowned automotive brand for the Kia Smart Charge App, a smart charging service that connects EVs with energy suppliers such as Vattenfall.
Empowering Kia customers, this collaboration invites EV drivers to actively participate in the energy transition. With the initial rollout commencing in the Netherlands and with plans to deploy across multiple European countries, EV drivers can connect their cars directly to the Kia Smart Charge App to gain access to a suite of smart charging services including solar charging and dynamic rates to active involvement in grid balancing services. Jedlix’s optimization features and its VPP engine ensure tailored and optimized charging experiences uniquely personalized for each Kia driver, prioritizing sustainability and the lowest charging costs for the Kia driver.
Uni- and bi-directional smart charging
What sets this collaboration apart is its deployment of uni and bi-directional smart charging technologies. Jedlix leverages Kia Connect data and remote commands for car-centric smart charging and collaborates with Road, Kia’s Charge Point Operator partner, to integrate both uni-directional and bi-directional chargers in a fully compliant 15118-20 end-to-end solution for Vehicle to Home and Vehicle to Grid services. This approach ensures the best possible smart charging experience for Kia drivers in the Netherlands.
“We are very proud to partner with Kia, one of the leading EV manufacturers in Europe on both uni-directional and bi-directional smart charging. These are the kind of partnerships that really make an impact on the energy and e-mobility transition” said Jorg van Heesbeen, Chief Business Officer of Jedlix.
Notably, the introduction of bi-directional smart charging services aligns with Kia’s upcoming lineup of models that support V2G technology, including the newly introduced EV9.
Kia is one of the top-selling EV manufacturers in Europe, with more than 200,000 of Kia (PH)EVs on the road today. These cars already provide a massive potential for integrating renewable energy, and relieving congestion on the grid.