Zenobē and Supercharge selected as finalists in Fast Company’s 2021 World Changing Ideas Award

Daniel Homoki-Farkas

Daniel Homoki-Farkas

Managing Director, UK

Innovation Sustainability
04 May, 2021

Zenobē Energy, the UK’s leading independent owner and operator of battery storage, and Supercharge have been selected as finalists in the Transportation category, and received an honourable mention in the Energy category, for the innovative collaboration between the partners on smart charging solutions for EV bus fleets.

Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas Awards honours the businesses, policies, projects, and concepts that are actively engaged and deeply committed to pursuing innovation when it comes to solving health and climate crises, social injustice, or economic inequality.

Our partnership has allowed Zenobē to grow to power 20% of the EV bus market in the UK, providing end-to-end solutions that enable bus operators to make the transition to electrification and improve air quality across the nation.

 

“We are delighted to be recognised by Fast Company and featured alongside such incredible organisations at the cutting-edge of their industries. Our goal is to boost the adoption of the electric vehicles by fleets in the UK, Australia and elsewhere, and with the support from Supercharge, continue to make this transition accessible for operators.” – said Steven Meersman, co-founder of Zenobe Energy

The software platform we built enables close management of a complex system of batteries, delivering real time data to facilitate optimal bus charging, making larger-scale electrification possible. During the night, a fully charged stationary battery supplements the required energy that the grid connection cannot supply, resulting in a more efficient and cost-effective approach. This mechanism maximises grid usage, without putting strain on it, and allows a much larger number of buses to be charged overnight, ready for service in the morning.

By making EV fleets more affordable and accessible, Zenobē and Supercharge’s work aims to remove more than 135,000 tonnes of CO2 from the Earth’s atmosphere, helping drive the UK towards its ambitious net-zero target.

 

“We are proud of how our relationship with Zenobē quickly evolved into a partnership as we tackled increasing complex challenges together whilst building on the core competence of both the Supercharge and Zenobē teams. This partnership, based on mutual trust and shared knowledge, has resulted in the freedom to trial, experiment and roll out innovative next-gen solutions that are essential to fully transition to clean energy.” – said Daniel Homoki-Farkas, Managing Director of Supercharge

 

The smart charging solution has been recognised in the fifth annual World Changing Ideas Awards, which showcase 33 winners, more than 400 finalists, and more than 800 honourable mentions. The 2021 awards feature entries from across the globe, from Brazil to Denmark to Vietnam.

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