While electric vehicles might be cleaner than gas-powered cars, there’s no guarantee that the electricity source is renewable. For those that want to ensure that it is, the Energy Web blockchain and Volkswagen (VW) have partnered for a smart charging solution.
Energy Web’s “24/7” matching algorithm maximizes the use of renewable energy.
“The purpose of this project has been to showcase that advanced EV charging solutions can empower EV owners to set their own preferences for when and where they get their energy,” said Jesse Morris, CEO at Energy Web. “For instance, they can select to charge using wind and solar resources, from energy assets within a 10 km radius, and target 80% charge by 5pm.”