Greenlots Announces the First Demand Response Certified Charging for Electric Vehicles

You have heard that electric vehicles en masse can cause the grid to overload and drive up the cost for utilities to maintain it. It used to be that utilities kept the grid running by ensuring there was always enough supply going into it. Often this meant keeping dirty coal, diesel or risky nuclear plants running, even if the grid did not need them. Demand response is helping utilities move away from this by making electricity use more efficient. Demand response is the ability for the utility to inform you using price signals when the grid is overstretched and the ability for you to respond by reducing unnecessary electricity loads. OpenADR is the most widely adopted open-sourced standard for demand response and is now in version 2.0b, but did not have the ability to speak to electric vehicles until now. Greenlots’ SKY Smart Charging platform is the first to achieve certification with OpenADR2.0b, thus paving the way for any EV to be grid-friendly.

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Greenlots partners with Autodesk in Clean Tech Partner Program

Oliver Risse (second from left) with Susan Gladwin, Senior Global Clean Tech Program Manager, Autodesk (extreme left) and Jake Layes, Head of Clean Tech Business Development, APAC, Autodesk (extreme right)

SINGAPORE, November 4, 2011 – Greenlots became the first Singapore-based company to join the Autodesk Clean Tech Partner Program promoted by Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK), a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. The Autodesk Clean Tech Partner Program will provide Greenlots with Digital Prototyping software with the goal of accelerating innovation and addressing some of the world’s most pressing environmental challenges.

Oliver Risse, Managing Director of Greenlots, said, “Joining Autodesk’s Clean Tech Partner Program gives us access to professional design software that will help us compete globally. We plan to use Autodesk Inventor software for stress testing our electric vehicle chargers. The chargers are used frequently throughout the day, and now we’ll be able to digitally simulate design improvements. As well, the Eco Materials Adviser in Inventor is going to help us select the most environmentally friendly materials.” Greenlots also intends to use Autodesk 3ds Max Design software to create high-quality 3D visualizations for its marketing and sales efforts.