GRIDbot and IES-Synergy Form a Strategic Partnership to

GRIDbot and IES-Synergy Form a Strategic Partnership to Address
Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Challenges in North America 
NOVI, MICHIGAN -- (Marketwire) -- 11/13/12 -- GRIDbot, a Canadian
manufacturer of electric vehicle supply equipment is pleased to
announce its strategic partnership with IES-Synergy (IES) to offer
improved economics to help accelerate the deployment of
electro-mobility in North America. Under the strategic partnership,
GRIDbot will distribute IES fast DC chargers and provide service on
IES HF on-board battery chargers. IES will further supply GRIDbot
with state-of-the-art electronic modules to be integrated in the next
Equinox universal fast DC charger combining both CHAdeMO and SAE
J1772 Combo protocols. The equipment will be on display in Booth B101
at the Charging Infrastructure Expo from November 13 to 15, 2012.  
The Equinox using the new global fast charging standard SAE J1772
combo-connector interface between the charger and EV, enabling power
flow and communications in a single wired connection, will be
available on the North American market by the first quarter of 2013
and will be the first commercially available unit to combine both
protocols within a single station. The SAE J1772 combo-connector
standard has been endorsed by the majority of global automotive
manufacturers and is expected to be available within a year on a
variety of electric vehicles. 
The new chargers will be delivered ready to connect to the
Plug-n-Ride Network developed to process nation-wide financial
transactions, data management and reporting, and the recording of
carbon reductions for the development of carbon credits for all
electric vehicle users both individually and collectively. Stations
connected to the Plug-n-Ride Network will be upgradable at a later
date to fully make use of vehicle to grid (V2G) capabilities. GRIDbot
and IES are global market leaders in V2G technology with
bidirectional charging stations and bidirectional on-board chargers.  
V2G will allow vehicles to optimally exchange power with the
electricity grid, providing grid-storage benefits in addition to the
electric vehicle (EV) transportation benefits of fuel and maintenance
savings. The energy storage benefits of grid-interconnected EVs are
expected to be used for local peak demand r
eduction and grid
ancillary services.  
About GRIDbot  
GRIDbot is a North American manufacturer of residential and
commercial Level 2 and Level 3 EV supply equipment. GRIDbot designs,
manufactures and deploys municipal, commercial and multi-residential
charging infrastructures, and offers a global solution for the
networking of electric vehicles as a global V2G aggregator. Its
unique V2G and vehicle to home (V2H) technologies makes it a leader
in this future technology. 
About IES-Synergy 
As a specialist in power conversion since 1992, IES-Synergy produces
over 80,000 chargers annually and has patented a special cooling
process making it possible to offer sealed-chargers while keeping
their size extremely compact. These small footprint chargers are
insensitive to outside factors such as high pressure cleaning, acid,
oily dust and vibrations, making them ideal for the electric mobility
industry. IES clients include Renault, BMW, Audi, Volkswagen, Skoda
and General Motors among others. 
Contacts:
GRIDbot Canada Contact:
Eric Tessier
Imexpro International
Cel: +1 450 770 1260
eric@imexpro.com
www.gridbot.ca 
IES-Synergy  Contact:
Michel Orville
Vice-President Strategy & Development
+33 (0)4 99 13 63 32 / Cel: +33 (0)6 23 46 77 49
michel.orville@ies-synergy.com
www.ies-synergy.com
 
 
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