Greenlots recognizes industry demand for open standards-based electric vehicle charging
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — September 9,2015 — Based on its recent independent analysis of the North American electric vehicle (EV) charging market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Greenlots with the 2015 Frost & Sullivan Award for Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership. A pioneer in grid management and leveraging open standards to future-proof EV networks, Greenlots enables utilities, automakers and site hosts to deliver a superior customer experience. Its flagship SKY Smart Charging solution uses Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP), the de facto open standard in accessible, affordable and scalable EV charging.
Greenlots has adopted the energy and EV industry’s open-standards protocols (OpenADR 2.0b) and Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP), bridging charging stations and network management software. The company’s strategy has established it as an innovator, as open standards allow global customers to easily mix and match charging stations from various manufacturers without the risk of obsolescence or vendor lock-in. Greenlots preserves a seamless experience by leveraging various open standards on a single platform and offers a future-proof solution that utilities can integrate with demand-management initiatives.
“Greenlots operates truly intelligent EV-charging infrastructure,” said Frost & Sullivan Industry Analyst Prajyot Sathe. “Its charging solutions have found application across residential, workplace and public locations in more than 13 countries. Importantly, these systems are tailored to meet the specific needs of site hosts, including utilities, municipalities, workplaces and retail properties.”
Illustrating the broad-based, cross-industry support for open standard-based solutions, Greenlots’ global partners include major automakers, utilities, charging station manufacturers, and infrastructure operators. Pilot projects with leading utilities, such as Southern California Edison and BC Hydro, highlight Greenlots’ successes in demand-side management, while the company’s partnerships with large automakers, such as BMW Asia, Kia Motors America, and Nissan, exemplify the emphasis automotive suppliers are placing on charging interoperability.
“We are honored to be recognized by Frost & Sullivan,” said Greenlots CEO Brett Hauser. “This award underscores the value that current industries are placing on an open model as a means of accelerating a clean energy and mobility future.”
For its overall value and keen understanding of customers’ requirements, Frost & Sullivan is pleased to present Greenlots with the 2015 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership. Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has leveraged competitive intelligence to successfully execute a strategy that results in stronger market share, competitive brand positioning and customer satisfaction. Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.
Greenlots is a global provider of open standards-based technology solutions for electric vehicle (EV) networks and grid management. Designed to answer the needs of site hosts offering workplace and public charging applications, Greenlots’ SKY Smart Charging™ platform is a robust network management solution that utilizes Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP), the largest open standard for charger-to-network communications. SKY is the only charging network to be OpenADR 2.0b-certified and enables utilities and site hosts to work together on demand response programs, leveraging EVs as a grid resource and avoiding costly energy infrastructure upgrades. Greenlots is headquartered in San Francisco and has deployed solutions in 13 countries around the globe. Visit www.greenlots.com for more information or follow us on Twitter @greenlots.
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