Introducing AutoGreenCharge by Energy Web: a decentralized application for decarbonizing electric vehicle charging

Mobile app helps automotive companies, charging companies, and EV drivers decarbonize electric mobility

Energy Web
Energy Web

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Energy Web, a global nonprofit organization that builds open source software to accelerate the energy transition, has announced AutoGreenCharge by Energy Web, a new product that makes it simple for electric vehicle drivers, manufacturers, and other electric mobility companies to decarbonize electric vehicle charging. The application is designed to serve both electric vehicle drivers and e-mobility companies while bringing new levels of transparency and verifiability to the electric vehicle charging space.

In 2023, electric vehicles used approximately 110 terawatt hours of electricity — comparable to the annual electricity consumption of the Netherlands, and this figure is expected to increase tenfold by 2030. And although electric vehicles are far more efficient than gas-powered vehicles, electric vehicle charging in most markets around the world is not fully renewable: in the U.S. approximately 38% of charging is green while in Europe the figure is 60%.

AutoGreenCharge by Energy Web closes this gap by calculating the sustainability of charging sessions and matching the non-renewable portion with verified energy attribute certificates. These digital tokens represent renewable power generation and have been used by governments and corporations like Google and Microsoft since the 2010s to decarbonize business operations. AutoGreenCharge’s functionality extends to a mobile app, allowing drivers to clean up their charging, and can be integrated into existing apps used by EV manufacturers and charging companies. Over time, users will be able to choose certificates from a variety of power plants with different characteristics, such as solar power plants situated in particularly dirty grids that have a greater impact on decarbonization than renewable energy facilities in renewable-rich areas.

Currently, Energy Web is partnering with top EV manufacturers and additional partners to test, develop, and release AutoGreenCharge to the public.

Sign up to become one of the first beta-testers at: www.autogreencharge.com

Sahas Katta, CEO at Smartcar, the leading connected car API platform and Greencharge partner, said “This partnership will empower EV drivers with the knowledge and confidence to maximize the sustainability of their EV charging experience. With Smartcar, Energy Web can seamlessly integrate across diverse vehicle brands, giving more EV drivers access to accurate insights into charging transparency and renewable energy options.

We could not be more excited to apply Energy Web technology to electric vehicle charging,” said Jesse Morris, CEO of Energy Web Foundation. “This is a fast growing sector of electricity demand; pairing demand with high impact renewables from around the globe is a great way to bring more capital into renewable energy markets.

About Energy Web Foundation:

Energy Web is a global non-profit accelerating the clean energy transition by developing open-source technology for energy systems. Our enterprise-grade solutions improve coordination across complex energy markets, unlocking the full potential of clean, distributed energy resources for businesses, grid operators, and customers. The Energy Web ecosystem comprises leading corporates, energy companies, utilities, renewable energy developers, transportation sector majors and telecommunications leaders. More information on Energy Web can be found at www.energyweb.org or follow us on Twitter @EnergyWebX

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Energy Web
Energy Web

EW is a global, member-driven nonprofit accelerating a low-carbon electricity system through open-source, decentralized, digital technologies.