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EMotorWerks, founded in 2010, to date has sold more than 3,000 JuiceBox charging stations, but CEO Val Miftakhov seeks other business models than selling hardware (at least to some degree).

As it turns out, the JuiceBox ATM (right) unveiled on April 1, which gives us a chance to withdraw money every charge was mostly just a joke, but there’s a way that a charging station pays you, or pays for itself at least.

The new-old idea to earn money is to implement smart charging controlled by utilities.

It could work like this – you get a FREE JuiceBox for your EV, but the utility will decides whether to charge now or later (or stop charging for a while) based on data on electricity demand, available renewable power sources and time to finish charging.

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