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As EVs fill our roads and car-parks, it seems that the limited charging spaces are getting full fast. This creates the problem of how to fit enough charging points to spaces we have available. You too, may have come across with this problem in your business facilities, commercial charging spaces, or even in your own home garage. The answer to our problem is to move EV chargers from floors to walls, in other words: EV wall charging.

A size smaller charging unit, can power your customers, employees, and yourself with EV battery charged to full 100% as well as a larger charger. You can do it with our smart, wall-mounted Ensto Wallbox EV charger, that fits in any indoors space, be it your own garage, large parking-space or public charging point.

Ensto Wallbox - Filling batteries and solving your space issues

Wallbox has been selected as the go-to EV charger in Norwegian airports by Avinor, who ordered 1000 units to supply energy for electric cars in the airport parking spaces around Norway. Additionally, Wallbox supplies energy to EVs in Technopolis Fornebu business parks, and numerous private homes around the world.

EV wall charger - Ensto Wallbox - in use. One 2-sided unit can power electricity for two EVs simultaneously.

So, is this charger equally suited to fill your car battery and serve the needs of your customers? Let’s have a look, what the optimal place for Ensto Wallbox looks like.

The perfect place for wall mounted Ensto Wallbox

Now, on what kind of facilities and locations is the compact Ensto Wallbox best suited for? I have to say, that it really shines in every kind of indoors provided EV charging space, whether used for public (Avinor) or private (business parks/home) charging.

That is for the reason, that our small sized charger solves the issue of EV charging in limited spaces in effective and stylish way. Ít’s dual charging capabilities can provide electricity for two EVs simultaneously, and it’s smart charging functions, give you full 100% control over who gets to load their car with it. That means goodbye to unknown electricity thiefs. Additionally with Wallbox, you can enjoy its low life cycle costs and vehicle to grid (V2G) ready functions.

So, Ensto Wallbox is extremely powerful tool to harness customer and employee satisfaction in indoors and closed spaces where EV charging is needed.

And to make your charger management easier, we made it remote.


Managing your Wallbox - Easy, effortless and remotely done

Wallbox is a smart EV wall charger, that was designed with the future in mind. You can monitor, control and track it’s operations remotely with our management software. This eliminates the need for any unnecessary in-person maintenance.

The remote management is done using Ensto EV Manager, the intuitive management interface, that allows monitoring of charging data, and smooth control over the charger’s operations. It makes the use of wall attached Wallbox easy for the management personnel, while simultaneously creating enjoyable user experience for the end-user (customer/private charger owner) of your charger. Now, the EV owner can simply plug in his/her car, and let the charger - with Ensto EV Manager - take care of the rest.

The remote functions of Wallbox, enabled by Ensto EV Manager, can be especially useful for companies, that provide EV charging with multiple chargers, or manage charging points in separate locations.


The use case for businesses - Why Ensto Wallbox

For businesses, Wallbox has some interesting features, that can be handy for b2c and b2b companies.


With Ensto EV Manager, it is easy to combine Wallbox with your existing apps, loyalty programs, or customer portals. This enables Wallbox, to gather detailed customer data via RFID technology, mobile apps, or NFC. The gathered data, then can help you to optimize your business for profit growth.


The wall attached electric car charger, Ensto Wallbox, is also fully compliant with the European regulations.


The dual charging ready Ensto Wallbox has stylish scandinavian design.

Its design appeals to EV owners today, and the years to come. Our charger can also be customized with your brand colors and logos, to give Wallbox that little extra spice to help you stand out from the crowd of competitors.

The EV wall charger ready for the future

All the above, was designed and built into Ensto Wallbox EV charger with emphasis to future. We wanted to makes sure, that with Wallbox, you can do a business decision that keeps you happy now and the years to come.

In short, the future proof Ensto Wallbox is ready to provide your target audience with easy plug & charge experience in no time. It is best suited for use in places, where it can be mounted to a wall or other vertical surface. This charger makes sure that you are ready for the rapidly growing demand for EV charging spaces, and you leave no visitor, friend or customer unsatisfied.

If you would like to know, how your business can utilize these compact and powerful EV chargers, you can download your free EV charging business models guide here.

Do you want to grow your revenue with EV charging? Learn which EV charging for retail business model suits your business.

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Why legislatives like smart EV charging solutions

Us EV pioneers, we live in the world which has two parts. First is the one most visible to us. The charging network that loads our cars. But the second allows the first and our modern society to exist in the first place. And that is our energy grid, which has to be healthy, so EV revolution may progress and greenhouse gas emissions can be cut. That is why our legislatives give it special attention and want to nurture it with SMART EV charging solutions.

The energy grid is vital part of modern society and that is why governments aim to protect it.

So: “in Grid we trust”.

The SMART grid protection squad: legislatives, you and us

Even so, that grid enables the whole EV revolution to evolve, we have our limitations with it. Yes, it is not omnipotent, but rather humanlike. Our grid has the potential to be damaged when too much (electricity) is demanded from it at once. I guess you understand what I mean, people too can get overloaded… and situations like this could possibly lead to blackouts. And it’s the same with our grid too.


That is what SMART EV charging solutions aims to end by creating a communication line between the grid and charger. It enables them to talk with each other, so the thousands of grid-connected EV chargers won’t suck it empty leaving the lifeline of society and EVs damaged.


That is something the legislatives too understand, which is why they are working on a tariff: an incentive – penalty system to keep us on the right track to head for extensive EV adoption safely.


Carrot and stick approach: the incentive - penalty system

Then what is this system about? Let’s see.


The incentive: The carrot here, is actually created by markets. You see, the mentioned risk of grid blackouts can be greatly reduced by connecting EVs to grid (V2G) and make them operate as battery packs. This way, they can supplying electricity back to the grid on peak demand times. Now, we have the option to sell the low-cost energy we earlier charged from the grid, with more than we paid for, and charge our car when the energy fees are low again.


In short: we earn by owning an EV and SMART charger.


The incentive - penalty system for SMART EV charging solutions illustrated.

However, we aren’t there just yet, but the charging equipment and EVs are evolving every day to get ready for their responsibility.


The penalty: The stick in protecting our grid is the fining system created by multiple governments around the globe. As we discussed, the grid doesn’t enjoy blacking out any more than us humans do, as this can permanently damage it. That’s why legislatives are setting up systems where they cover the cost of grid damage by charging it from the actor responsible for the overload.


The SMART EV charging solution: get your carrot and dodge the stick

Here is the good news for you! The afore mentioned incentive – penalty structure leads to one conclusion: that a SMART EV charging solution is superior when compared to the dumb alternatives. It helps you get the carrot and dodge the stick, when you become a part of the grid protection shield that solves our common problem of blackouts.


And being part of the solution sets your table with the following rewards:

  • Earn with V2G connection supporting our grid (in the future)
  • Reduced charging costs = Charge EVs when electricity is cheap
  • SMART charger owner has full 100 % control over its operations
  • Remote management that reduces the need for employees
  • No overload fines


Then, how you can move forward and get on board with us? I suggest, you see, what is your need for EV charging and tap into it. In workplace and at home, adopting EV charging is quite straightforward, as having an EV or employee owning one makes this attractive in of itself.


In the case you are running a fleet, a CPO or would like to attract new EV driving customers to your brick and mortar business, then you can start with this guide that gives you 3 easy to adopt EV charging business models.

Want to learn what are the three typical strategies for ev charging for retail? Get your free guide:

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And if you need any help or wish to get clarity to an un-answered question, we are happy to help. So, hit us with a message or ask your question by submitting it to our “ask me anything EV webinar” and get your answer live 25th of September 2018, 3pm (EET). We are here to make EV charging work for you.


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