Electric Vehicle, Battery & Charging News Juice, E-Kite & AmpUp

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Juice Intros 2in1 with Optional Adapter

Juice Americas Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Swiss-based Juice Technology AG – the market leader in portable chargers for electric vehicles (EVs) –  announced the availability of additional options for its rugged, portable two-in-one EV charger, J+ BOOSTER 2. Now, the portable wall charger is offered in an extended 25-foot length option and is additionally available with optional adapters for NEMA 6-15, 6-50 and TT-30 charging outlets in the U.S., Mexico and Canada.

“We’ve taken one of the world’s top-selling portable EV chargers and specially adapted it for the North American power grid,” said Christoph Erni, founder and CEO of Juice Technology AG. “This ‘Swiss army knife’ of EV chargers is now even more flexible for every charging use case with a range of optional adapters and an extra-length option. These new features further demonstrate that J+ BOOSTER 2 is the among the most agile portable EV chargers available for use at home and on the road wherever you may travel.”

The J+ BOOSTER 2 level-2, portable charging station is perfect for indoor and outdoor home charging. The UL certified, NEMA 14-50 EV charger includes a wall bracket for compact use at home and a practical carrying case for use on the road. The rugged device now comes in both a 21-foot and 25-foot length option which includes NEMA 14-50 and 5-15 wall socket adapters.

Additional adapters for NEMA 6-50, NEMA 6-15 and NEMA TT-30 outlets are also now available, making J+ BOOSTER 2 ready for any charging environment, anywhere.

Pricing and Availability

Available now on Amazon in the U.S., Mexico and Canada, the J+ BOOSTER 2 two-in-one portable charging station starts at $699.99. The new 25-foot option is priced at $749.97. Pricing for the new charging adapters starts at $79.98. For more information visit: https://juice.world/en/technical-highlights or shop for J+ BOOSTER 2 today on Amazon.///

K-Kite Helps Home Chargers

Choosing the right EV home charger is crucial. E-Kite was launched by Stoke Voltaics to help EV owners keep up with the changing times with its damage-free solutions, putting optimal protection at the forefront. This ensures the EV battery, EV charger, homes, and users are safe in the company of their products.

This is possible alongside the E-Kite’s SmartCharge™ technology. Using AI and high power processors, the future-forward tech stabilizes currents and protects against disturbances caused by electrical and environmental factors. In doing so, it delivers maximum charging power safely and efficiently. Users can expect automated functions, such as instant disconnection to prevent electrical damage from short circuits, undervoltages, and overcurrents. E-Kite also brings CoverMax™ to withstand and surpass the most extreme conditions, ensuring safety and reliability every day.

Recent years have seen growing issues with the security of EV home chargers. Thanks to the universal compatibility of connector points, anyone with an electric vehicle can top up their power from other homeowner’s EV chargers. E-Kite’s Powercard™  promises “No Card No Access” for improved security. This innovative solution reduces unauthorized usage and high-voltage damage caused by hot-swapping.

Stoke Voltaics has also launched multiple adapters sold separately with the E-Kite, including two to suit Tesla models. This solution simplifies charging, ensuring compatibility with an impressive range of charging stations.

AmpUp Grows Up

AmpUp, a leading EV charging software provider, announced significant growth in 2022.  The year was highlighted by the following milestone achievements:

  • Acquired hundreds of new customers, including Fortune 500 companies and large chain including New Balance, Domino’s Pizza, Lego, Wynn Casino, Under Armour, and CBRE
  • Inked milestone fleet electrification partnerships with automotive leaders Goodyear and Holman
  • Avoided over 1.5 million pounds of CO2 emitted from EV drivers choosing AmpUp as their charging network of choice
  • Supported landmark electric vehicle infrastructure policy, such as the $7.5 billion allocated for the Inflation Reduction Act with the goal of deploying 500,000 charge stations in public corridors by 2030
  • Launched industry-leading mobile app and SaaS features to enhance user experience and strengthen security

Quickly becoming one of the most available EV charging networks in North America, AmpUp added several new charge station partners in 2022 including Legrand, Atom PowerCyberswitchingBreezEV, and more.  The company nearly doubled its number of employees across multiple offices in 2022, including the addition of AmpUp’s Chief Revenue Officer, Alex Shartsis, and AmpUp’s Head of Product, Josie-Dee Seagren.  Additionally, AmpUp vastly increased approvals on corporate, utility, and government vendor lists so customers can take advantage of incentive funding for their EV charger project.