When BMW pursued a smart charge program to provide flexibility to the California electricity grid by relieving grid congestion while lowering the overall cost of owning EV and PHEVs, we were enthusiastic to jump in and assist in this important initiative.
Merging our knowledge of automotive IT with our passion for mobility and energy services, we developed an iOS and Android customer app which guides EV owners through the charging process in order to modify vehicle charging time to align to lower electricity costs and renewables.
The solution uses signals from local utilities to provide current and forecasted local grid conditions for renewable energy to enable users to optimize charging costs for a fleet of BMW EV and PHEVs and.
Our team designed, implemented and tested various backend components and a micro-services architecture which were critical for the application to properly integrate with and aid in the customer experience.
The result of our efforts was a customer-facing website and portal which included an analytics dashboard and vehicle reporting tool.