EOS Linx says its charge stations are part of a smart-city solution that uses proprietary data … [+]
A kiosk by EOS Linx uses the sun to bring energy to electric vehicles and awareness to missing children.
The units use power from the electric grid to charge vehicles. A solar panel provides the juice for a digital advertising component, also augmenting the EV charging, says Jeff Hutchins, chief information officer for EOS Linx in New Jersey.
Beyond ads that drive revenue, the company has a partnership with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. One spot within each advertising loop is dedicated to messages from the nonprofit.
So far, about 1o EOS charge stations are in the ground at convenience stores in the Atlanta, Georgia, area, the company says. Each station has two to four chargers. In total, more than 50 charge stations should be installed by the end of 2021, with additional units in 2022 bringing the total to as many as 150 charge stations, the CIO says.
“Our EOS charge stations are modular—each key component can be upgraded/replaced as needed to meet evolving and changing market demands,” according to Hutchins.
“Entire new classes of product and new demographics of users are just getting started. The technology changes faster than it can be permitted and deployed.”
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Next up are 41 charge stations planned for the Dallas-Forth Worth area of Texas and another 15 locations in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
“We are currently signing site acquisition contracts in other areas in Tennessee and are working on central Florida for kickoffs in the first and second quarter of 2022,” Hutchins says.
“We have five other markets in research and business development. This will be spearheaded with our national partners in gas station convenience, hotel hospitality, and medical outpatient facilities.”
Additional partnerships are reportedly in the works, but EOS Linx isn’t providing details right now. Hutchins says the company also is gathering data on how much excess energy is generated by the solar component and used to augment power from the electric grid. The kiosk’s advertising platform uses 75-inch displays.
“We will analyze that data and use it to develop the next phase solution to be even more energy efficient and leverage energy storage on a larger scale,” the CIO says.
There are other solar car chargers on the market or in the works. There’s definitely a need for more options.
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