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Elektromotive signs deal with China energy provider

Elektromotive has won the tender to export 20 Elektrobay charging units to Hong Kong with one of China’s main energy providers, CLP (China Light and Power), together with EBConnect management software to collect usage data for billing and analysis purposes.

EBConnect will enable CLP to track how much energy is being used, when and by which users. The system includes a suite of management and billing reports that will allow CLP to evaluate changing patterns of usage, and also add the cost of using Elektrobays to motorists’ household utility bills.

The deal with CLP coincides with the announcement that Elektromotive is to provide a further six Elektrobays to the region – four to international trading group Dah Chong Hong and two to The Hongkong Electric Company. This is the latest result of Elektromotive’s ongoing effort to roll out networks of EV charging facilities on a global scale. Over the past year the company has dramatically increased its export reach, providing Elektrobay charging stations and EBConnect software to over 18 countries worldwide.

Elektromotive managing director, Calvey Taylor-Haw comments, “Energy companies and governments are beginning to recognise how critical a charging infrastructure is to support mass uptake of EVs, and it’s very gratifying to work with CLP on the implementation of a leading-edge billing platform.

“At present there are over 1,000 Elektrobay units installed worldwide. In 2011 we are determined to increase the number and density of Elektrobay networks in the UK and overseas – notably through our dedicated export programmes in Europe, Asia and North America.”

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