Partners to bring energy, blockchain, and e-mobility to the next level
13th of April 2018, Essen, Germany
Share&Charge, the market-leading product for blockchain and e-mobility, has become an Ecosystem Affiliate of the Energy Web Foundation, an open-source platform for blockchain energy apps. Share&Charge provides an open-source, decentralized, digital protocol for electric vehicle (EV) charging, including peer-to-peer sharing between EV charging station owners and EV drivers. It joins nearly 40 other diverse companies—including global energy majors, utilities, grid operators, and blockchain developers—as an Affiliate of the nonprofit Energy Web Foundation.
Now as an Ecosystem Affiliate of the Energy Web Foundation, Share&Charge will develop all products—including the Share&Charge core client—on the Energy Web Chain. The Energy Web Chain is the only public blockchain tailored after the specific needs of the energy industry. This standard will enable seamless, secure, and smart charging by globally integrating charging poles and electric cars into the energy system of the future. Charge’s solution is based on the rapidly evolving blockchain technology, with the promise of improving end customer experience, business processes, and IT security.
Dietrich Sümmermann, CEO of MotionWerk, the company behind Share&Charge, is excited about this step: „We are convinced of the technological solution of EWF as well as the strong ecosystem. In order to create a global blockchain-based e-mobility standard we need both. With our in-depth experience from the first Share&Charge product we also know the inherent challenges of the technology for this use case and we are looking forward to jointly solve these with EWF.“
“We are excited to welcome Share&Charge as an Ecosystem Affiliate and look forward to partnering to jointly build a solution on the Energy Web Chain,” said Ewald Hesse, Vice President of Energy Web Foundation. “This will enable further exponential business on top of the EV charging network.”
Hector Garcia, CTO of MotionWerk, stated: „The combination of an open and permissionless blockchain, which we believe is crucial for the future, with a much more efficient consensus algorithm is the most compelling solution we currently see in the energy and mobility market.“
Share&Charge provides a decentralized digital protocol for electric vehicle charging. This standard will enable seamless and smart charging by globally integrating charging poles and electric cars into the energy system of the future. With a P2P sharing of charge point and the initiative Oslo2Rome, Share&Charge became the leading blockchain based electric vehicle charging solution. Share&Charge is developed by MotionWerk and its partners.
About Energy Web Foundation
Energy Web Foundation (EWF) is a global nonprofit unleashing blockchain’s potential to accelerate the transition to a decentralized, democratized, decarbonized, and resilient energy system. EWF is building the shared, digital infrastructure—an open-source, scalable blockchain platform—specifically designed for the energy sector’s regulatory, operational, and market needs. Co-founded by Rocky Mountain Institute and Grid Singularity, and with a worldwide network of nearly 40 affiliates and growing, EWF is poised to become the industry’s leading choice as the foundational base layer, providing the building blocks powering the world’s energy future.
For more, visit http://www.energyweb.org