Amsterdam-based Maxem, a company that optimises and manages charging stations, batteries, solar, and the grid with its (white-label) EV charging and EMS cloud, announced that it has secured €3M in a fresh round of funding.
The funding came from SHIFT Invest and existing investors Breesaap and Green Link.
Thijs Gitmans, Partner at SHIFT Invest, says, “We got excited when we saw how Maxem’s solid smart energy management solution wins them customers over established competitors.”
“The timing is also excellent, because Maxem, with a highly skilled and driven team, makes it possible for customers to expand their electric fleet without being limited by the increasing restrictions in the electricity grid,” adds Gitmans.
SHIFT Invest was established in 2009. It is a Dutch impact VC fund that backs innovations related to food & agriculture, green industries, circular economy, energy transition, and sustainable mobility & logistics.
An intelligent energy management platform
Founded in 2014 and led by CEO Peter Boon, Maxem is a B2B charging and energy management software that enables companies to enhance their EV charging operations.
Maxem reduces the need for extensive grid connections and supports fleet electrification by allowing customers to regulate their energy flows better.
For example, the Dutch company is now assisting a well-known courier company with its out-of-town distribution centre, allowing it to run as independently from the grid as possible and provide the inner city with an emission-free fleet.
The Maxem system is applicable to any fleet with a high number of charging outlets and a restricted grid connection. ANWB, Unica, Stedin, Spie, Rijkswaterstaat, CBR, SVB, and Schiphol are among the company’s current clients.
Maxem says it will use the funds to further develop its technology platform, expand its team and increase market share. Additionally, the company expects its team at its Amsterdam headquarters to grow significantly.
Boon says, “The world is moving away from fossil fuels at an increasing pace and is embracing the new reality. The electrification of vehicles and assets is taking off, as is the increase in renewable energy generation.”
“This transition to sustainability and self-sufficiency comes with its own challenges. With our cloud platform and the knowledge and network of SHIFT Invest, we are tackling these challenges and together contributing to an emission-free future,” adds Boon.
By 2030, the Royal Schiphol Group, an airport company, wants all of its airports to be emission-free. This necessitates the electrification of both passenger and provider vehicles, as well as heavier ground transit within the airport, the bus fleet, and office logistics in the vicinity of the airport.
Up to 10,000 extra charging outlets are being added at Schiphol for this reason.
Maxem’s platform enables smart control of the necessary charging capacity based on occupancy, priority, energy pricing, transportation planning, and the availability of renewable energy from the airport’s solar panels.
Maxem also monitors and regulates the current and future charging infrastructure.
Royal Schiphol Group is the owner and operator of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Rotterdam The Hague Airport and Lelystad Airport, and holds a majority stake in Eindhoven Airport.