Fuuse acquires energy management company

Lancaster-based Fuuse, the electric vehicle charging platform, has acquired energy management specialist Envisij which has been a close collaborator for a number of years.

Envisij, based in Haverthwaite in Cumbria, provides energy monitoring tools and consultancy. The two companies have worked together since the early stages of Fuuse’s development, including a feasibility study into connected smart charging and a second to expand the idea to entire fleets.

Together they are now working on providing greater energy usage insights for Fuuse's commercial customers, helping them embrace electric vehicles and providing the ability to charge at their premises without the need for costly energy infrastructure upgrades, and managing their charging costs and the impact on the grid.

Customers include online retailer Ocado, white goods manufacturer Whirlpool, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, the Road Haulage Association and business park Here + Now.

Will Maden, co-founder and chief innovation officer for Fuuse (pictured), said: "Working together our products have proven to be a natural fit and so we’re delighted to have the Envisij team now join Fuuse permanently.

"As facilitators of EV transition and optimising charging infrastructure, this acquisition brings one of our closest partnerships into our core offering, allowing us to work with customers to not only optimise the charging of entire fleets, but balance that usage with their site power capacity and that of the grid."

Gary Highton, managing director of Envisij, said: "Our relationship with Fuuse has been a real meeting of minds. Since our first meeting, we’ve always seen a natural interconnection between our solutions.

"EV charging can have a detrimental impact on a building and the DNO if left unregulated and unmanaged. Our combined solution aims to make it as easy as possible to protect buildings and power supply as EV transition accelerates."