eMotorWerks New JuiceNet Program Can Save California EV Drivers Up To $400/Year For Charging Cleaner

1 year ago by Inside EVs Staff 9


eMotorWerks JuiceNet program is a charging solution that co-ordinates with regional power companies’ grid management systems to notify your charger when the system is under strain or “dirty” power is in use.

Getting paid to charge clean? Seems pretty ok to us.

Getting paid to charge clean? Seems pretty ok to us.

When a JuiceNet enabled charging system is running, either via EMW’s own JuiceBox Pro charger (10 kW), or using your existing EVSE with a JuicePlug universal attachment (retailing at $149), the charge rate is modulated/lowered temporarily until the grid load is stabilized.

The program is currently available in California only, but will shortly be expanding outside of the state.

By signing up for the program, dirty (and expensive) power consumption is reduced, and grid operators kick back the savings to the end user through eMotorWerks equipment.

Depending on charging requirements, users can earn up to $400/year, with the average EV owner returning about that amount over 3 years (~$133/year).  The system works automatically, and best of all your EV still gets the full charge it requires.

Editor’s Note:  ClipperCreek and eMotorWerks also teamed up to produce a JuiceNet enabled Clipper unit, the HCS-40 (7.7 kW)

If interested you can learn more about (or sign up for) the JuiceNet Rewards program here.  EMW is also currently offering an instant $50 start-up bonus to get the program kicked off.

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9 responses to "eMotorWerks New JuiceNet Program Can Save California EV Drivers Up To $400/Year For Charging Cleaner"

  1. D says:

    Has anybody ever used these guys and do you have any feedback? I looked in to them recently but their JuiceBox doesn’t have the best reviews on Anmazon.

    Also, they don’t list what their formula is so I really question how much $ I would earn if I have a Volt and already charge during Super Off Peak times.

    Was considering getting a L2 charger finally and looked at the Clipper Creek HCS-40 but have to admit that while it’s more expensive the convenience of the Chargepoint charger kind of made me like it a bit more. I use Chargepoint to charge for free in public a lot so only having to deal with one app would be nice.

    1. e-lectric says:

      Don’t get their box expecting to get “paid out”. They have a terrible record of paying out ANYTHING.

      Up to $xxx, the key word(s) being _up_ _to_ … not that they have ever taken their commitments seriously, but parsing that phrase includes a $0 pay out. Which is what you should expect.

    2. jerryd says:

      They have been around for a while and this is the next step and a good one.
      Contact them and likely you’ll get your answers.
      It is viable if they do it right, everyone comes out ahead.

  2. Val says:

    JuiceBox has 4.8 rating (5-star) review rating on the basis of 114 reviews right this moment on Amazon. Just saying.

    1. e-lectric says:

      U EMW employee?

      1. Unplugged says:

        What difference does it make whether Val is an EMW employee? It was stated that the EMW stations don’t have good reviews on Amazon. The fact is that the EMW chargers on Amazon have the highest reviews.

        So the statement that the chargers were low rated is a lie.

  3. Priusmaniac says:

    That’s a good idea; I would like to have such a proposal. Instead of just a day night choice, a smarter “in know grid” that takes into account PV and wind production would be beneficial to both parties. Perhaps it could also take into account a home PV production as well as the presence of a Tesla Powerwall.

  4. Get Real says:

    I’m not part of the juice net program yet because its not yet offered in my area, but I can vouch for EMW chargers.

    Works great at a good price and very cool connectivity features that make it possible to take to the next level for these kind of smart grid type initiatives that should help both the grid and the individuals.

  5. D says:

    It frankly scares me a little that I called them just now and “nobody was available to help me” and that I could leave a message.

    It says I’m not eligible in my zip code but what is weird is that my work zip code is and we’re all the same utility. I can’t see how to get that $100 discount on their EVSEs and also wonder if it would work on the CC model. Just realized that the Chargepoint 25 actually states that it shouldn’t be put on a 50A circuit. Not sure why?