OBE Power, which operates a private network of smart, distributed EV chargers, plans to adopt Driivz’s end-to-end charging and energy management platform.
Miami-based OBE Power offers an owner-operated Charging as a Service (CaaS) business model for host customers and charge point operators, including software that enables cross-platform integration, fleet operations and Vehicle to Grid (V2G) connectivity. Its customer base includes Miami-Dade County, Royal Caribbean, Related Group and the Stiles Corporation.
OBE Power was searching for an EV charging and smart energy management platform, and after an extensive evaluation, it selected Driivz, which it calls “the industry’s most robust, scalable and proven EV charging platform.”
Driivz will provide OBE Power with real-time monitoring of charger status and remote self-healing that’s designed to proactively resolve up to 80% of charger issues. The platform also provides smart energy management that optimizes electricity costs based on demand, a capability particularly critical to OBE Power, given its focus on urban centers.
The technology-agnostic Driivz platform supports a growing number of different chargers and standards. It also supports streamlined payments across borders in multiple currencies and languages, a feature that’s particularly important to OBE Power, which has big plans for expansion in Latin American markets.
“Using Driivz’s proven, well-established EV charging and energy management solution lets us focus on our core mission of enabling best-in-class services for our clients while keeping pace with the rapidly growing demand we are facing,” said Julia Wilkinson, CRO of OBE Power. “Over the long term, we share a common vision of Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) microgrids—using our network, the Driivz platform and EV batteries together with renewable energy sources.”
“OBE Power has a clear and compelling vision with its pioneering CaaS business model, and we share a goal of using EV batteries together with renewables for a more ecofriendly and sustainable future,” said Doron Frenkel, CEO of Driivz.