A Leap in Electric Potential: Elywhere and Pratexo are Strengthening EV Charging Stations

By Alex Passett June 21, 2023

“Charging the future.”

“Electrifying the world.”

While these could admittedly be taglines for a flick about a new superhero powered by electricity, they’re actually two simplified mission statements, of sorts, from Elywhere and Pratexo, respectively.

Based in Norway, Elywhere’s team is a mix of engineers both young and seasoned, as well as designers and software developers – all on a mission to break down the barriers that stand in the way of a smarter-everywhere electric charging infrastructure. With a focus on climate-friendly smart-charging solutions for rapidly growing electric vehicle (EV) markets worldwide, Elywhere prioritizes fast deployment, flexibility, and real cost efficiency for its advancements.

Meanwhile, Pratexo is, in its own words “the go-to edge-to-cloud solution acceleration platform.” Pratexo simplifies and accelerates the ability to deploy and manage what is most critical for today’s operations, and it brings with it the benefits of both hybrid and distributed cloud computing to systems that drive change in IoT (a.k.a. the Internet of Things). Pratexo helps minimize the cost, exposure and lag of distant clouds while still providing resilient, scalable and elastic advantages to their solutions – all at the local edge.

And now, Elywhere and Pratexo have joined forces.

In forging this partnership, the strategy is simple: Elywhere is looking to bring its new semi-mobile mobile and high-power charging stations (with large, integrated battery packs) to life. Elywhere’s designs allow the stations to deliver multiple 150 kilowatt (kW) charging sessions without an over-reliance on high-power grid connectivity. So this, in Elywhere’s words, “democratizes high-power charging capabilities, especially in rural areas.” This new charging station push would also facilitate the integration of additional green power sources, a sustainability factor not to be left untouched.

"Elywhere's semi-mobile charging stations represent a significant leap forward when enabling fast charging anywhere, regardless of grid limitations,” said Elywhere CEO Kenneth Hauge. “That said, by partnering with Pratexo, we can unlock an even greater potential for our charging infrastructure. By harnessing the power of edge computing, we can enhance charging experiences for EV drives while minimizing our impact on the grid.”

So, Pratexo will be supporting Elywhere in this endeavor.

Via Pratexo’s edge-to-cloud computing platform and advanced response applications, Elywhere will in a better-equipped position to make this charging station goal a reality.

The long-story-short of it: Pratexo’s platform will enable Elywhere’s charging stations to leverage system and sensor data from a plethora of resources; this includes, but is not limited to, an EV’s charging and battery system, historical data, real-time weather and traffic data, and from other environmental sensors. When contextualized, this data puts new possibilities (even in offline scenarios when cloud-based application connections are unreliable or not possible) onto the table, so to speak. (e.g. better control, demand response, monitoring and power balancing)

"As the provider of the most advanced edge-to-cloud solution acceleration platform, Pratexo facilitates the global electrification movement,” said Pratexo CEO Blaine Mathieu. “That’s why our collaboration with Elywhere makes a world of sense. By combining their expertise in EV charging with our successes in edge computing, we can enable smarter optimization and control of EV charging systems, together. And together, we’re already proud to be contributing to a more sustainable future.”

Edited by Greg Tavarez
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