Smart grid manufacturer Alfen has launched its Eve Single S-line smart electric vehicle charger for domestic customers.
The unit complies with the Government’s requirements for smart charging which means it will continue to qualify for its Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme, which provides grant funding of up to 75% towards the cost of installing a chargepoint per eligible vehicle capped at £500, from July 2019.
Marco Roeleveld, CEO at Alfen, said: “Energy transition requires all energy users to be informed about, and make and act on, decisions about their energy use - and to be rewarded for doing so.
“Charging an electric vehicle at home impacts the homeowner’s energy bill and smart charging data helps to understand exactly how much.
“A charger that can ramp up and down, or on and off, in response to other electricity being used in the home, or a time-of-use tariff, is effectively allowing the homeowner to act on their energy decisions and save money.
The Eve Single S-line is suitable for integration with open charge point protocol (OCPP) management systems, time use of tariffs, de demand response product portfolios, self-generated renewables and energy storage.
It also offers dynamic load balancing, with charging speed adjustable in increments of a single amp to respond to other electricity being used in the home.
This ensures that a vehicle is charged at the fastest rate possible within the constraints of the local grid connection.
Alfen also offers chargers for business users and on-street charging.