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Multi-Unit Shared Charging for Property Managers and HOAs
New Revenue Streams and Lower Installation Costs Currently, there exists many shared or managed EV solutions targeting multi-unit condo or apartment properties. These solutions are based on a business model of where the tenant pays a monthly charge for EV electrical usage and the property manager is reimbursed. Often times, the reality of these programs are: All upfront installation fees are borne by the property owner which are significant; the equipment is expensive and the ROI is long The property continues to pay a monthly fee for maintenance in addition for the full electric utility for EVs used by the tenant Reimbursement to the property owner occurs months later The tenant is required to use an app for charging and creates confusion each time charging occurs A Simpler Approach For most property manager, a flat monthly EV charge has shown to be a simple solution with the following results: Immediate monthly revenue from tenant for EV usage Easy billing, property managers are well adapt at charging additional fees for upgrades Easy to use by tenants and lower installation costs No monthly fees for EV maintenance or ongoing charges Comparing managed solution with COIL COIL Revenue Benefits vs. 3rd Party Managed Solutions The Property Manager bills a flat monthly fee to the tenant vs. having to use complicated apps and quarterly payouts by 3rd parties Most properties understand and manage this process very effectively, no need to have a 3rd party involved in a basic property management function Simple billing for the tenant and a constant revenue stream for the property manager Electrical costs assessed on a yearly basis based on a baseline COIL Costs Benefits vs. 3rd Party Managed Solutions COIL offers reduced installation costs by using industry standard outlets and connections which allows the tenant to use their own portable chargers With 3rd parties, there is a very high upfront installation fee or substantial monthly adder We eliminate the need for costly equipment such as chargers and sub meters ELIMINATE MONTHLY FEES - 3rd party's business model is an ongoing monthly fee which is becomes very costly over time COIL Experience Benefits vs. 3rd Party Managed Solutions COIL uses standard equipment and there isn't a managed app or cumbersome log-in procedures to charge Out solutions are "Plug and Play" Installations are standard which can be easily be serviced and managed vs. equipment which will need to be replaced due to technological obsolescence Conclusion For instances where the HOA or the Property Management will provide EV charging solutions, COIL can develop a fully customized solution generating immediate monthly revenue, lower installation costs and easy to use and maintain solutions.
What’s The Best Charger For My Tesla?
Tesla Wall Connector, EV Charger or NEMA 14-50 / 6-50 Outlet We are often asked what’s the best Level 2 charging solution for my Tesla vehicle. And before we get started on the technical differences between options, the primary factors affecting the decisions are not technical but rather: Tesla Model Vehicle usage - miles driven per day Amperage availability (“power available”) Vehicle agnostic charging options For a first example, we will use a TESLA Model 3. Let’s analyze vehicle usage, specifically how many miles are driven on a regular basis. We are going to assume an 8 hour charging period based on utility programs and common overnight charging. Tesla Wall Connector Generation 3 MIles Per Hour Charge: 44 Benefit: Up to 50% increase in charging speed. Charge less often . Networkable - ability to share circuits and be part of multi charger solution. Considerations: Based on the maximum amperage available which would need to be determined before installation. TESLA proprietary Must be purchased separately from the vehicle 8 Hour Charge: Up to 352 Miles Standard EV Charger J1772 MIles Per Hour Charge: 30 Benefit: Industry standard Level 2 standard across most manufacturers. Considerations: For TESLA models, an included adapter must be used. Charge port door must be manually opened via the release button in the vehicle Must be purchased separately from the vehicle 8 Hour Charge: Up to 240 Miles NEMA 14-50 or 14/-60 Outlet MIles Per Hour Charge: 30 Benefit: TESLA includes a mobile charger with each vehicle. Considerations: The user must purchase the NEMA 14-50 or 14-60 adapter (dongle) Ability to purchase adapters for different types of electrical outlets including dryer and standard 110v outlet 8 Hour Charge: Up to 240 Miles Tesla Wall Connector Generation 3 The latest Tesla charger which provides for the fastest charge of any Level 2 solution Clipper Creek Standard EV Charger J1772 This is a common EV charger which can support Tesla and most other manufacturers who use the J1772 standard. Nema 14-50 Outlet This is a universal standard outlet which allows you to bring your own charger. Tesla Corded Mobile Connector Most flexibility of outlets and amp ratings using adapters. Included with each Tesla vehicle. Considerations Based on an 8 hour charge, the Tesla Wall Connector at full charge capacity would be able to provide nearly a full vehicle charge while the other options would still provide a significant charge and miles driven should be factored. Having the ability to skip (or forget to charge) or a slightly faster “top off” makes the WallConnector a better solution. A Corded Mobile Connector is included with each Tesla; owners keep it in the vehicle as an emergency charger vs. having to unplug from the outlet (or forgetting it) when taking a road trip. The Generation 3 Wall Connector is a network device with very significant future networking features such as multi-unit charging and integration with Tesla’s energy ecosystem. However, let’s consider the Model X’s charging speeds which are significantly less than the Model 3’s. Tesla Wall Connector Generation 3 MIles Per Hour Charge: 30 8 Hour Charge: Up to 240 Standard EV Charger J1772 MIles Per Hour Charge: 20 8 Hour Charge: Up to 160 NEMA 14-50 or 14/-60 Outlet MIles Per Hour Charge: 20 8 Hour Charge: Up to 160 Based on the Model X’s slower charging, the Tesla Wall Connector’s increased charging performance is significant and we encourage it as a charging solution since the vehicle’s charging needs are significant. Load Calculations and “Available Power” Critical to the charging speed assumptions is “available power”. Based on the following, here are the amperage requirements for each charging solution. Tesla Wall Connector Generation 3 Break Size (Maximum): 60 amp breaker Actual Used By Vehicle: 48 amps Standard EV Charger J1772 Break Size (Maximum): 40 or 50 amp breaker Actual Used By Vehicle: 32 amps NEMA 14-50 or 14/-60 Outlet Break Size (Maximum): 40 or 50 amp breaker Actual Used By Vehicle: 32 amps Available power is actually how much load can be safely placed in the existing electrical infrastructure based on amps available. A load calculation determines how much amperage is available to be allocated to the EV charger based on the total amount of amps available and how much electrical draw occurs by other devices such as appliances and general consumption. Based on the amount of available amperage as determined by a load calculation, we would be able to suggest the safest charging solution, the highest amperage amount. Conclusion For most real world applications, the choice of level 2 charger solution is driven by cost and interoperability with other electric vehicle manufactures. While the Tesla Wall Connector presents significant performance advantages, these benefits are only realized if the electrical infrastructure can support the increased charger speed and desire to stay within the Tesla ecosystem.
Installing an EV Charger in My Condo or Apartment Building
Many options exist and solutions for multi-unit buildings As a San Francisco based Electrical Service Provider specializing in EV solutions, many of our customers live in multi-unit properties (Condos / Apartment Buildings) with a shared garage. Based on our experience the following are typical concerns voiced. Can we even do it? EV charging needs to be tied to my unit’s meter and not shared by others or the HOA The HOA requires qualifications, plans or scope, permits Until very recently, most multi-unit buildings were not designed for onsite EV charging and the building’s electrical system was designed for efficient power delivery to the unit. Most multi-unit buildings were designed with a stack of meters (typically on the ground floor in the garage or electrical room) for each unit and from there, powering their residence via a sub panel installed inside the unit. In most cases, the sub panel with the breakers are nowhere near or easily accessible to the garage or location where the EV charger is to be installed. However, there are techniques and technologies which allow us to “tap” the power at the meter and “splice” into the power feed to the unit. Figure 1. A typical multi-unit meter which feeds the unit. The “black boxes” next to each meter is the main circuit breaker which powers the sub-panel inside each unit. Figure 2. A sub panel which is located inside the unit away from the garage where the EV charger needs to be installed Installation Complexity Location of Meters Low: Inside garage on same level Medium: Electrical closet on same level or 1 floor above or bellow Offsite, multiple floors away Garage Levels Low: Single level Medium: Up to 2 levels High: Multiple level garage EV Charger Location Low: Line of site, same level Medium: Single level away with a clear path High: Multiple levels or buildings away Building Types Low: Low-Rise (4 floors or less) Lofts, townhouse Duplexes or single-story multiplexes Medium: Mid-rise High: Hi-rise Complexes Our installations insure that power is being used from the appropriate unit owner’s meter and is not using “house” power. Depending on power requirements and availability of power, or solutions include either a small sub panel which is mounted nearby the electrical meter (known as a meter tap) or we use a power management system such as the DCC Electric Vehicle Energy Management System. Based on the load available to the building and the unit, we are able to determine which solution is ideal. Lower per unit installation cost, economies of scale can be achieved when multiple installations are done through combined wire runs and panel installations. COIL works with HOAs to provide all required documentation, compliance and regulatory compliance. We are certified with most manufactures including Tesla, ChargePoint and ClipperCreek and carry the required insurance and workman’s comp required. These documents will be provided during the HOA approval process.
COVID 19 Configuration of Public / Commercial Spaces
Offices, Hotels, Restaurants and Retail Reconfigure for Social Distancing The COVID 19 Pandemic has significantly affected how we interact with each other which will have long term implications on public and commercial space design. While many restrictions may be temporary (we hope) the long term effect of the pandemic will be a change in the design landscape of how we work and play. We at COIL have begun working with many of our partners to reconfigure and adapt to the safety requirements mandated by local authorities. Commercial / Offices With the rise of the remote workforce, many designers have begun to plan for a hybrid model; part time in the office and part time remote. Reconfigured offices would have limited desks which have been appropriately spaced with the office layout focused on in person team meeting spaces. Many employees would transition to a work from home model with scheduled in person, in office meetings which have already been announced by major companies. The move to “team huddles” allows for greater flexibility of the office space, reduced footprint (cost) and reduced exposure. The following are to be considered as this spaces are re-designed: Data / Connectivity With a shared / communal work space, reliance on wifi and mobile computing will dramatically increase as well as having sufficient lighting and outlets to power those devices as they are spread out over the office. Wireless WIFI access points (WAP) - these would be increased to allow for coverage and increase bandwidth being used by video and increased wifi users Lighting - with a shift to a more spread out office, sufficient lighting will need to be available for those areas Outlets - ensure that outlets are easily accessible especially when tables and chairs are are placed apart from each other and away from walls or existing power rails Hotels Hotel lobbies are being reconfigured to allow for a more flexible space. Individual pods and separated reception / concierge desks offer increased protection to meet social distancing requirements. The increased need for outlets and lighting in new areas is needed. Please feel free to contact us to better understand how we can assist in reconfiguring your space to meet new COVID 19 and social distancing guidelines.
EVs: Hollywood Got it Wrong
EV’s: Hollywood Got It All Wrong The Last Chance, starring Lee Majors was released in 1981 based on a 2011 future where internal combustion engines were outlawed. Franklyn Hart, played by Majors was a former race car driver who rebelled against the regime to drive his Porsche race car out west from oil-free tyranny. Today, Porsche produces some of the most sought after electric vehicles including the Tycan generating over 750 horsepower, roughly 100 more than Major’s race car in the movie from a 4 door street legal family sedan. Minority Report, starring Tom Cruise features self driving electric vehicles akin to cryogenic space pods and the examples continue throughout Hollywood dogma. Electric vehicles are tied to a bleak authoritarian future. The reality is a startling contrast and truly allows consumers to reimagine what a vehicle is and offer options, performance and reliability internal combustion engined (ICE) vehicles can never match. We are witnessing a massive transformation of our energy and transportation infrastructure that benefit consumers. These benefits include unprecedented performance compared to ICE vehicles, a budget Chevrolet Bolt has similar performance to BMW’s sports car M3 from the 1990’s. Even more exciting is the rise of boutique EV vehicle manufacturers such as Alpha Motors’ ACE which is a two door sports vehicle reminiscent of a classic British or Italian sports car. Ford has released an electric Mustang, a rumored electric Corvette SUV is in the works and GM’s reintroduction of an all electric Hummer with 1,000 horsepower is able to keep up with super cars. Lets not forget the oil changes, SMOG checks, break jobs, and mechanic visits which are all but eliminated. As consumers, we are beginning to view our vehicles differently, not simply as transportation but part of our technology ecosystem. Integration into our daily lives continues with new potential uses such as Wallbox’s Quasar which turns your EV into a portable battery powering your home. These vehicles will soon become payment gateways, entertainment centers and lifestyle spaces which are open platforms for developers to create experiences. From vehicle share platforms to rolling power storage to computing and data centers, EVs are exciting and allow us to imagine a fun, exciting and vibrant future even if we continue to call it the gas pedal. Lee Majors driving a Porsche 917 in The Last Chase © Argosy Films 1981
Wallbox Acquires EV Charging Installation Services Company, COIL
Wallbox Continues to Invest in North America With Strategic Acquisition of Leading End-To-End EV Charging Installation Services Company Read the official press release here. Mountain View, CA - August 10, 2022 - Wallbox (NYSE:WBX), a leading provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging and energy management solutions worldwide, today announced that it has acquired COIL Inc (www.coil.co), a leading EV charging installation service in the U.S. that will allow Wallbox to offer key partners including Auto OEMs, Utilities and Dealerships in North America a one-stop shop for EV installation and maintenance services. The acquisition highlights Wallbox’s commitment to the North American EV charging market and follows the announcement of new warehouse facilities across the US and Canada. Wallbox also anticipates production to begin in their recently announced factory in Arlington, Texas this fall. “We are thrilled to bring the COIL team, their industry expertise and leading installation services into the Wallbox family,” said Douglas Alfaro, General Manager North America at Wallbox. “This acquisition allows us to further enhance our service offerings to our customers in residential and commercial settings, while also expanding into the rapidly growing DC Fast Charging installation market.” “This is an exciting time for COIL and we are looking forward to expanding our presence across North America with Wallbox,” said Bobby Penn, Founder and General Manager of COIL Inc. “We have been working with Wallbox on special projects for the last year but this combination will allow us to expand our breadth and footprint to better support our customers and the accelerating EV market in North America.” COIL has a nationwide presence in the United States, consisting of a network of on-staff installation management teams, and trusted third-party installation partners. COIL’s service offerings include: Residential and Commercial Level 2 EV Charger Installation Level 3 DC Fast Charging Installation Electrical Engineering Services and Solution Design Utility Coordination Incentives Management and Consulting Services A Growing Network of Nationwide Installation Partners Software Enabled EV Quoting and Customer Management Tool, COIL iQ (www.COILiQ.com) With the addition of COIL’s services to their existing EV charging portfolio, Wallbox will enhance their customer experience by being able to extend all-in-one solutions with nationwide reach to strategic partners and special projects. About Wallbox Chargers Wallbox is a global company, dedicated to changing the way the world uses energy in the electric vehicle industry. Wallbox creates smart charging systems that combine innovative technology with outstanding design and manage the communication between vehicle, grid, building and charger. Wallbox offers a complete portfolio of charging and energy management solutions for residential, semi-public and public use in more than 100 countries. Founded in 2015, with headquarters in Barcelona, Wallbox’s mission is to facilitate the adoption of electric vehicles today to make more sustainable use of energy tomorrow. The company employs approximately 1,100 people in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. For additional information, please visit www.wallbox.com. Wallbox Forward Looking Statements This press release includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements contained in this press release that do not relate to matters of historical fact should be considered forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements regarding the acquisition of COIL and Wallbox’s expected expansion plans. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as "anticipate," "believe," "may," "can," "should," "could," "might," "plan," "possible," "project," "strive," "budget," "forecast," "expect," "intend," "will," "estimate," "predict," "potential," "continue" or the negatives of these terms or variations of them or similar terminology, but the absence of these words does not mean that statement is not forward-looking. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties, and other factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward looking statements. In addition, any statements or information that refer to expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, performance or other characterizations of future events or circumstances, including any underlying assumptions, are forward-looking. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations and beliefs. These statements are neither promises nor guarantees, but involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors that may cause Wallbox’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to: Wallbox’s history of operating losses as an early stage company; the adoption and demand for electric vehicles including the success of alternative fuels, changes to rebates, tax credits and the impact of government incentives; Wallbox’s ability to successfully manage its growth; the accuracy of Wallbox’s forecasts and projections including those regarding its market opportunity; competition; risks related to health pandemics including those of COVID-19; losses or disruptions in Wallbox’s supply or manufacturing partners; Wallbox’s reliance on the third-parties outside of its control; risks related to Wallbox’s technology, intellectual property and infrastructure; and other important factors discussed under the caption "Risk Factors" in Wallbox’s Annual Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021, as such factors may be updated from time to time in its other filings with the SEC, accessible on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov and the Investors Relations section of Wallbox’s website at investors.wallbox.com. These and other important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements made in this press release. Any forward-looking statement that Wallbox makes in this press release speaks only as of the date of such statement. Except as required by law, Wallbox disclaims any obligation to update or revise, or to publicly announce any update or revision to, any of the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. ###
COIL Expands Nationwide Services with Certified Install Partners Network
COIL, the leading provider of turn-key EV charging solutions, has a nationwide network of installers for all property types. From a single family home installing one level 2 charger to upgrading your commercial parking lots, COIL gets you charged. COIL launched in 2019 to provide a premium digital experience for customers adapting new technologies such as EV chargers, home battery backup systems, and electrically-powered IoT (Internet of Things) devices. COIL believes that purchasing and installing these devices should be a simple, efficient, and seamless customer experience. As electric vehicle and electrically-powered technology adoption grows, so does the need for proper infrastructure to charge these devices. COIL recognizes the demand currently outweighs the resources, and we're solving that problem through our nationwide network of COIL Certified Install Partners. COIL serves thousands of residents and businesses nationally through our full-service solutions. We're able to do so successfully by partnering with manufacturers, channel partners, and other service providers to identify, install, and provide the best end-to-end installation services. Not every electrician is COIL certified. The COIL Certified Install Partner (CCIP) badge is an emblem of exclusivity that ensures the highest quality in the electrical industry. COIL partners with the top technicians who are specially trained in EV charging infrastructure and exemplify our high service standards. Look for our CCIP badge! This coveted badge is only given to the contractor after being thoroughly screened so our customers can rest assured knowing the work will meet the highest quality for safety and service. Hiring a COIL Certified Install Partner means you’re getting the best EV installer service in the new energy business. EV adoption isn’t slowing down and neither are we. Our services are nationwide to ensure EV charging infrastructure is done safely & with high quality. All COIL Certified Install Partners are licensed, bonded, insured, & carrying the proper worker’s compensation to each installation. COIL Certified Install Partners have been thoroughly screened for stellar customer service & the highest job quality. Alongside COIL Certification, our installers are also certified for the top EV charging equipment manufacturers. Most of our COIL Certified Install Partners are EVITP trained to ensure EVSE equipment be properly installed to the highest standards to safety & quality. Interested in becoming a COIL Certified Install Partner? By becoming a COIL Certified Install Partner, you have access to residential & commercial EV charger installation jobs from our nationwide partnerships. You’ll also have access to the leading renewable services software platform, COIL iQ. (Learn more about our software here.) Visit our Installer Network page to get in contact with our team and join today!
EV Charging Station Levels: What Level Is Right For Your Property?
Whether you’re new to researching electric vehicles or own one and want to research EV charging at home, the most common question is: “What is the difference between a Level 2 and Level 3 EV charger?” Not all EV charging stations are created equal but that doesn’t mean it has to be confusing or daunting! Knowing the difference between each EV charging level will help you determine the best option for your electric vehicle charging needs when considering installing a charging station at your property. To start, there are three levels of EV charging: Level 1 - Plug-in, Slowest, Least Recommended Level 2 - Hardwired, Full Charge in 4 to 5 Hours, Highest Recommended for Residential Level 3 - Direct Current Infrastructure, Full Charge in 30 Minutes, Recommended for Commercial Properties Each of these levels differ in charging speed, total equipment and installation cost, and the electrical infrastructure already existing at your residence. Level 1 being the lowest cost and Level 3 being the highest cost for installation. The newer generations of electric vehicles have been built to accept a certain amount of power, so there’s no worry about a certain level being too powerful for your EV. Your car won’t allow the charger to receive more power than it can handle. Level 1 EV Charger The Level 1 EV Charger is the slowest charger, usually being able to plug-in to a 120(V) AC outlet. Provides 3 to 5 miles of range per 1 hour of charging, taking around 40 hours to fully charge the EV. Level 1 EV chargers are convenient since they can be plugged into basically any household outlet, but they aren’t compatible with Level 2 or Level 3 chargers, and definitely don’t compare in charging times. That is why we recommend spending a little more on at least a Level 2 EV charger for the quicker charge times. If you’re looking to install an EV charging station at your residence, COIL most likely recommends going with a Level 2 EV charging station. Level 3 charging stations are generally a lot more expensive and take more electrical infrastructure, making Level 2 the more practical option. Level 2 EV Charger If you own or have researched electric vehicles and their chargers, you’ve seen Level 2 EV chargers. These are the most common chargers because they can charge your EV 3 to 5 times faster than the standard Level 1 EV charger. Level 2 provides 10 to 20 miles of range per 1 hour of charging via 240V (residential) or 208V (commercial) outlets. This level of charging can usually reach full charge from empty within 4 to 5 hours. Not only is a level 2 EV charging station faster than level 1, it’s also still affordable and the necessary electrical infrastructure is commonly found in place already. Level 3 EV Charger While the difference between Level 1 and Level 2 EV chargers seems big, it doesn’t compare to the jump between Level 2 and Level 3. Level 3, also known as DC Fast Charging, provides 20 to 70 miles of range per 20 to 30 minutes of charging, meaning it can fully charge an empty battery in 30 minutes! That’s FAST. Level 3 EV charging stations are rare to have installed at a single family home due to the price of not only the equipment but the necessary electrical infrastructure to get it installed. In order to install a level 3 charger, a three-phase input is required and your electric vehicle must have DC fast charging capabilities. These requirements often cost tens of thousands of dollars to install, resulting in the equipment possibly costing more than the electric vehicle itself. For these reasons, Level 3 are most commonly found in public charging areas with high traffic. What Level EV Charger Should I Get Installed At Home? COIL recommends installing a Level 2 EV charger at your residence. It’s powerful enough to charge your EV in a convenient amount of time with the added convenience of being at home. Whether you live in a single family home, apartment, multi-unit, or HOA, COIL provides the services for end-to-end EV charging installation. We will personally handle everything - determining which charger is best for your property, pulling permits, working with your HOA or property manager, and installing the necessary infrastructure. If you’re a business owner with a property that already has the required infrastructure, Level 3 DC Fast Charging Stations are a great option for you! These charging stations can potentially be a lucrative return on investment with RFID options built in. COIL can handle your Level 3 DC Fast Charging Station installation needs from start to finish. We provide design and engineered plan sets, load calculation management, permit services, direct unit metering solutions, power sharing solutions, installation, configuration, HOA solutions, and EVSE administrative payment solutions. Other benefits of installing a Level 2 Charger at home are local incentives and rebates. COIL provides our customers with local county and state incentives available on EV charging equipment or cost of installation. Reach out to COIL for an EV charger installation quote today!
COIL's Turn-key Solutions Shake Up the EV Charging Industry
Driven by operational efficiency and powered by sustainable technology, COIL is the nationwide leader in providing a full service solution for EV charging. COIL digitizes the inefficient processes for electrical installations and enables an end-to-end system that coordinates the many stakeholders: customers, installers, OEMs, regulators, utility and channel partners. COIL UP – Making new energy adoption a seamless end-to-end experience COIL’s Unified Platform (COIL UP) offers a suite of services to these stakeholders, solving their EV needs from a simple residential EV install to commercial multi-charging installations. COIL iQ -- Driving the growth of electrical mobility by automating sales & operations COIL iQ, their software solution, was born out of COIL’s initial pain points as an electrical installer. As a company they noticed that renewable technology adoption had a huge gap between purchasing renewable equipment to implementing installation. “COIL’s platform aims to simplify the overall customer experience when purchasing renewable energy equipment. Our platform which includes install and software services, bridges the gaps between installation, customer service, and technology, making the installation process less daunting and widespread adoption more achievable.” - Bobby Penn, General Manager at COIL COIL continues to innovate to meet the needs of the industry, creating a one-stop shop of solutions for installers and manufacturers. COIL’s vision remains to enable widespread EV adoption and make the future of renewable energy possible, one installation at a time. To Read More, Visit: https://evinfo.net/2022/04/coil-is-disrupting-the-ev-charging-industry-with-their-turn-key-solutions/
COIL Installs 16 Wallbox Chargers in a Historical SF Building
Electric vehicle adoption isn’t slowing down, and neither are the requests for EV charging infrastructure from tenants and homeowners to their HOA committees. COIL works with HOAs to help design and implement solutions for multi-unit communities, like this historical San Francisco building neighboring a famous crooked street. The Client 2164 Hyde Street in San Francisco is a beautiful and historical structure of condominiums built in 1915. Located just a block away from the iconic Lombard Street, the building’s parking garage was in need of a solution to have EV charging stations installed on 3 separate levels. Being an HOA managed building, their main objective with this project is to ensure all parking stalls have EV charging with the option to expand their EV infrastructure for future tenants and owners. The Challenge EV charging requests from tenants have continued to increase with no signs of slowing down. The 2164 Hyde HOA recognized their tenants' needs and was tasked with finding a solution. Initially, the client was looking to install an EV power distribution system that can handle 6 to 9 chargers with the ability to expand their EV infrastructure in the future. As the project progressed, they decided to look into electrifying all 16 parking spots on a new house panel and have flat rate billing. Part of the challenge was installing those 16 chargers located in three private garage areas split between different levels. For a successful solution, the HOA was requesting: to have the max amount of power for charging. load sharing abilities. flat rate billing. The Process COIL worked with one of the tenants leading this project who submitted their request through our software, COIL iQ. Through our software platform, the client was able to directly send us details about the property and EV charging project. COIL gained an immediate understanding of what the customer’s needs and wants were, helping us provide a more tailored solution. The client’s top priorities included having the equipment that offered max charging power, load sharing capabilities, and flat rate billing. After a site walk to assess the property, COIL performed a 30 Day Load Calculation. We discovered that in order to allow load sharing capabilities, we would need to upgrade the current 100 Amp panel and install an additional 200 Amp panel. COIL’s Solution The 2164 Hyde HOA turned to COIL for a seamless, end-to-end EV charging solution. Working with COIL and the Wallbox Technical Team, we were able to provide the Wallbox Pulsar Plus as a solution to meet the tenants’ and HOA committee’s needs for this project. Why Wallbox? COIL recommended Wallbox because we offer them in many of our MUD proposals as a solution due to their adaptability. The Wallbox Pulsar Plus is a great fit for multiple types of installations, making them an easy choice across many different solution plans. For 2164 Hyde, they had a high level requirement - specifically around load balancing. Wallbox was the best choice for the highest amount of charging power to fit the need for all EV users. The Wallbox chargers were both universal and 48A, with the ability to be networked to power-share with 25 units or less. The flat rate billing capability was an equally important feature in deciding to go with Wallbox. "Wallbox could meet all the needs that this property was looking for: high charging capabilities, power sharing mode with bluetooth charging, a universal charger to work with all EV's, flat rate billing, and a sleek, small design." - Suz Johnson, COIL Senior Account Executive The Outcome COIL installed and networked 16 Pulsar Plus chargers, providing a universal EV charger for every parking spot of the 3-level garage. The tenants are pleased to have a universal charging option readily available in their assigned parking spot, while the HOA is pleased to know the upgraded panels can handle the power usage without overloading. Originally designed for single-family homes, the Pulsar Plus has proven to be as versatile as it is powerful. COIL looks forward to their continued partnership with Wallbox to design the best end-to-end, seamless EV charging solutions. About COIL COIL is the nationwide leader in turn-key EV Charging solutions. Driven to meet ambitious zero-emission goals, COIL’s innovation bridges the gap between customer service, installation and technology to enable widespread EV adoption. COIL believes that EV installation should be a simple, efficient and seamless customer experience. Headquartered in San Francisco & Los Angeles, COIL offers residential, commercial, and enterprise solutions powered by COIL’s Unified Platform (COIL UP). We offer an array of services for manufacturers, installers, and renewable energy consumers that include Solution Design & Engineering, Program Management, EVSE Experts, Incentive Programs, and COIL iQ – the leading Renewable Services Software Platform. Do you need COIL’s help creating an EV charging solution? Learn more about Multi-Unit EV Charging Installations by visiting coil.co/multi-unit-ev
COIL wins the Bronze Stevie Award in Sales & Customer Service
For Immediate Release: February 4, 2021 Media Contact: Melinda Huot 415-779-3022 ext. 706 email@example.com ****PRESS RELEASE**** COIL INC. ACHIEVES THE BRONZE STEVIE AWARD HONOREE AT THE 15TH ANNUAL STEVIE AWARDS® FOR SALES & CUSTOMER SERVICE: SAN FRANCISCO, CA - COIL Inc. was presented with a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Sales & Customer Service category in the 15th annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service are the world’s top honors for customer service, contact center, business development and sales professionals. The Stevie Awards organizes eight of the world’s leading business awards programs, also including the prestigious American Business Awards® and International Business Awards®. Winners will be recognized during a virtual awards ceremony on April 14. More than 2,300 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry, in 51 nations, were considered in this year’s competition. Winners were determined by the average scores of more than 160 professionals worldwide on nine specialized judging committees. Entries were considered in more than 90 categories for customer service and contact center achievements, including Contact Center of the Year, Award for Innovation in Customer Service, and Customer Service Department of the Year; more than 60 categories for sales and business development achievements, ranging from Senior Sales Executive of the Year to Sales Training or Business Development Executive of the Year to Sales Department of the Year; and categories to recognize new products and services, solution providers, and organizations’ and individuals’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic. From a Stevie Awards official judge, “this company has developed a way of modernising the electrical industry, which has fallen behind and shown itself barely capable of handling developments such as electric vehicles (on and off road), renewable energies and rapid quoting. Whilst not neglecting the services in the field the company has given equal attention to customer services and software development. By so doing it has gained considerable advantage in a market where less prescient players have folded under the strain. Commendable.” “We have been driven by supporting our partnered companies and remaining focused on exemplary customer support which has helped us achieve and maintain high rankings such as being the premier EV installer for the San Francisco Bay Area,” said Laurie Luther, COIL's Director of Administration & Customer Service. “Creating simplicity and efficiencies is a key factor in advancing an archaic industry into the new technological ways of life today.” “In the toughest working environment in memory for most organizations, 2021 Stevie Award winners still found ways to innovate, grow sales, please their customers, and secure new business,” said Stevie Awards president Maggie Gallagher. “The judges have recognized and rewarded this, and we join them in applauding this year's winners for their continued success. We look forward to recognizing them on April 14.” ABOUT COIL INC. COIL Inc. launched in 2019 to provide a premium digital experience for customers adopting new technologies such as EV chargers, home battery backup systems and electrically powered IOT devices. We believe that purchasing and installing these devices should be a simple, efficient and a seamless customer experience. Our vision is to revolutionize the archaic electrical Industry through innovation enabling the future of renewable energy. ABOUT THE STEVIE AWARDS: Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com. Sponsors of the 15th annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service include Sales Partnerships, Inc., and ValueSelling Associates, Inc.
COIL Launches Partnership with Wallbox
****PRESS RELEASE**** COIL LAUNCHES PARTNERSHIP WITH WALLBOX TO EXPAND EV CHARGING SOLUTIONS TO MULTI-UNIT BUILDINGS IN THE UNITED STATES SAN FRANCISCO, CA. March 2021 -- COIL Inc., the Bay Area’s premier Electrical Service provider announces their partnership with Wallbox, the Barcelona, Spain-based manufacturer of smart electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions. COIL is the first Bay Area partner to introduce the Wallbox Pulsar Plus as a premium EV charging solution for multi-unit buildings. Recent studies show over 80% of Electric Vehicle owners charge at home, and they prefer having a dedicated Level 2 EV charging station. COIL and Wallbox address the multiple challenges that Multi-unit buildings face with upgrading their building’s infrastructure to support the demand for home EV charging. COIL’s standardized installation process and the Wallbox Pulsar Plus charger provides an innovative solution for HOA’s and property managers who want the convenience of fast home EV charging, power sharing management, and the opportunity to install future charging stations. COIL and Wallbox recently installed and configured chargers for a 23 unit building in San Francisco, California. “The HOA was looking for a charging solution that they didn’t have to manage, didn’t have to pay a monthly subscription fee to maintain, and which had the flexibility to grow in the future,” said Raymond Difley, President of 320 Alabama HOA. “On top of that, the HOA was concerned about the power demands of connecting multiple, independent chargers, so finding a solution that allowed chargers to work together was also an important selling point.” COIL uses a straightforward and approved National Electric Code (NEC) installation method called a “meter tap”. The benefit of this process is that all electricity is billed directly to the unit, versus managing the house electricity, there are no monthly fees or payment plans, and no extra hardware or specialized equipment is needed to track the electrical usage. The Wallbox Pulsar Plus charges up to 40amps (Level 2) and also has dynamic power-sharing functionality. Built-in load balancing allows owners the ability to charge multiple EVs at once by distributing power across connected chargers. Using the myWallbox app, owners can schedule and monitor charging remotely, as well as view usage statistics and estimated costs of charging, allowing customers greater autonomy over their electrical usage. “While we originally targeted the Pulsar Plus for single-family residences, the technology inside the charger makes it ideal for multi-unit installations as well,” said Brett Graessle, head of sales and business development for Wallbox North America. “Together with Coil, we have quickly proven this concept with this initial installation in San Francisco, and we are excited to continue our partnership to bring our technology to more homes and communities across the region.” ABOUT COIL INC. COIL Inc. launched in 2019 to provide a premium digital experience for customers adopting new technologies such as EV chargers, home battery backup systems and electrically powered IOT devices. COIL believes that purchasing and installing these devices should be a simple, efficient and a seamless customer experience. COIL's vision is to revolutionize the electrical Industry through innovation enabling the future of renewable energy. Learn more at www.coil.co ABOUT WALLBOX: Based in Barcelona, Spain, Wallbox designs, develops and manufactures intelligent charging solutions for electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids for both home and business use. Its customers include major automobile manufacturers and large electricity utilities. Research, technical development, product testing, and manufacturing are all carried out at the company’s Barcelona headquarters, where Wallbox has a large engineering team. Wallbox currently has subsidiaries in Germany, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, France, United States (Silicon Valley) and China (Wallbox FAWSN Charging Systems Co Ltd. JV). Learn more at https://wallbox.com Media Contact: Melinda Huot 415-779-3022 ext. 706 firstname.lastname@example.org