SolarEdge integrates EV charging with Google Assistant
The feature enables consumers to tell the Google Assistant to start and stop EV charging
Smart energy technology company SolarEdge has integrated electric vehicle (EV) charging with the Google Assistant, which enables consumers to tell the Google Assistant to start and stop EV charging.
SolarEdge offers an EV charging solar inverter, which offers up to six times faster charging than standard Level 1 chargers through its solar boost mode. The smart speaker integration with the Google Assistant makes EV charging simpler for consumers and answers demand for smart energy solutions.
“Smart homes have mainly been about convenience and interconnectivity, but the next step of the smart home is integrating smart energy management, such as EV charging,” stated Lior Handelsman, SolarEdge’s founder and VP of marketing and product strategy. “By merging the simplicity of smart homes with the value of smart energy through this collaboration with Google, SolarEdge is leading the way in making the power of smart solar energy more accessible to more people.”
SolarEdge plans to add functionality to the Google Assistant commands, including inquiring about charging status, checking average miles charged in the charging session, and pre-schedule charging.