This week SolarEdge announced that acquire it will S.M.R.E. Spa, a company that provides integrated powertrain technology and electronics for electric vehicles.
SMRE has three business units: e-mobility, automated production machines and telematics software. The company has more than fifteen years of experience developing end-to-end e-mobility solutions for electric and hybrid vehicles used in motorcycles, commercial vehicles and trucks, it said in a press release.
SMRE’s products include high-performing powertrains with e-motor, motor drive, gearbox, battery, BMS, chargers, Vehicle Control Unit (VCU) and software for electric vehicles.
With governments and automotive manufacturers committed to the electrification of transportation, the global market for electric vehicles is expected by industry experts to increase from approximately one million EVs in 2018 to approximately 20 million annually in 2030, with a CAGR of 30.6 percent from 2015 and until 2030, according to SolarEdge.
“The acquisition of SMRE is another step in executing our strategy of sustainable growth by addressing an additional fast growing and technologically synergetic market while diversifying into new fields outside the solar arena,” stated Guy Sella, CEO, Chairman and Founder of SolarEdge.
“SMRE’s innovative technology and experienced, successful team provides SolarEdge with fast-track access to the high-growth e-mobility market. We believe that combining SMRE’s vast experience and full powertrain technology with SolarEdge’s innovative power and battery technology, proven operational excellence and global reach, positions us to become a market leader in this important market.”
E-mobility solutions and vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology will be discussed at DistribuTECH 2019 in multiple sessions including one titled “How To Create Successful Utility Electric Vehicle Programs.”