The Energy Web Foundation (EWF) has released a new electric vehicle (EV) charging toolkit that expands the functionality of EW Origin – a portfolio of blockchain-based toolkits for verifying and tracking the ownership of green attributes associated with electricity generation and consumption.
The EV charging toolkit is focused on automatically charging electric vehicles, e-bikes, and other electric mobility devices with clean energy and determining the avoided marginal carbon emissions based on the timing of EV charging.
The toolkit provides an extension and adaptation of existing EW Origin toolkits offered to support the issuance, trading, tracking, and reporting for renewable energy certificates (RECs), guarantees of origin (GOs), and other certificates of origin that underpin renewables markets worldwide.
“Green energy and electric vehicle charging are a natural fit for each other as we move toward a low-carbon, electrified energy future,” says Jens Griesing, product owner of EW Origin at Energy Web Foundation. “The new EV charging toolkit will allow application developers to build blockchain-based solutions that enable EV drivers to charge their vehicles with clean energy, and to confidently know the emissions-reduction benefits of their e-mobility.”
EWF has teamed with affiliate Wirelane to demonstrate the EV charging toolkit at European Utility Week in Vienna. Wirelane is a full-service provider of software for EV charging, as well as advanced hardware. Through Wirelane’s user interface, EUW attendees can see how kilowatt-hours of electric vehicle charging are paired with renewable energy certificates and avoided marginal emissions are securely tracked on the Energy Web blockchain.
Greyp, a tech company that produces high-performance electric bicycles, donated an EWF-branded e-bike for the EUW demo.