Mitsubishi Corporation and Kaluza, a UK intelligent energy platform, have announced a partnership to develop a new suite of products and services that enable auto manufacturers and energy utilities in Japan to reward customers for switching to electric vehicles (EVs). The partnership will aim to create a new commercial ecosystem in Japan for smart, low carbon EV solutions.
Powered by Kaluza, the solutions include EV leasing and financing, insurance, energy, public charging access and smart charging at home.
The partnership will ‘seek to revolutionise the experience for millions of customers transitioning to EVs, increasing adoption and accelerating Japan’s progress towards carbon neutrality by 2050’.
The new offering includes the deployment of Kaluza’s smart charging technology that leverages powerful AI and real-time data to intelligently shift car charging to times when demand is low, and energy is cheapest and greenest.
The collaboration is the first for Kaluza in Japan.
Scott Neuman, CEO of Kaluza, says: “With a distinguished track record in mobility and technology innovation, Japan is perfectly placed to turn electric vehicles into a giant distributed battery for the electricity grid. Through Kaluza, this partnership will actively reward the nation’s EV drivers for their role in shaping a smarter, greener and more resilient energy system. We are delighted to be working with Mitsubishi Corporation to bring transport and energy together in a way that benefits both people and the planet.”
Satoru Tamiya, General Manager of Mitsubishi Corporation’s Utility Service Department, comments: “We aim to make a lasting, positive impact towards achieving carbon neutrality in Japan by combining Kaluza’s cutting-edge technology with Mitsubishi Corporation’s experience across domestic power and mobility sectors.”
Kaluza’s technology is empowering some of the biggest energy suppliers to better serve millions of customers. Its real-time cloud platform transforms supplier operations, reducing cost to serve and boosting customer engagement.
Kaluza was launched by OVO, a UK green energy company.