Powerdale was a Belgian hardware and software supplier mainly known for the Mobile Nexxtender, a charging cable that measures consumption and allows drivers to get reimbursed for their home electricity use. This product was suitable for plug-in hybrids that didn't require a fixed installation. Additionally, there were no extra costs for recovery of the charging point when employees left the company. However, a drawback of the product was its limited charging capacity and lack of intelligence for load balancing or capacity tariffs, as the cable couldn't monitor home energy consumption. This product became obsolete as more people transitioned to fully electric vehicles, which can't be charged via a standard electrical outlet.
Powerdale had a strong presence in the Walloon Region, but when orders fell short of production capacity, it became an unsustainable situation.
The most popular product from Powerdale faced a decline due to tax penalties for plug-in hybrids.
Powerdale Has Filed for Bankruptcy, What Now?
The commercial court declared bankruptcy. Subsequently, the court appointed a curator and a supervisory judge. The curator then, under the supervision of the supervisory judge, sold the remaining assets and services of the company, with the proceeds being distributed among the creditors.
Powerdale Charging Cables and Stations:
The hardware was not acquired, which means that support and warranties are no longer valid. Powerdale's website has been taken offline, and technical support is no longer available (by phone, in person, or via email), making it impossible to resolve hardware issues. Consequently, as STROOHM, we can no longer handle problem reports related to Powerdale products.
Powerdale Nexxtmove Management Platform:
Powerdale's Nexxtmove.com management platform was recently acquired by the Luxembourg company Encevo, connecting all Powerdale charging stations and cables, as well as a significant number of public charging stations in Luxembourg. Encevo is the parent company that includes the Luxembourg grid operator CREOS and the energy provider Enovos. Encevo has established a separate entity called Diego with the following details:
Diego Luxembourg S.A.
29, rue du Puits Romain L-8070 Bertrange
Tel. +352 28 83 80 80
The initial communication we received from Diego was not welcoming and was quite alarming. The new Luxembourg-based company has suddenly retroactively imposed significant charges, potentially leading to a substantial increase in monthly licensing fees. We have contacted Diego and will continue to monitor this situation.
We are concerned that the data from the smart charging cables may no longer be made available due to this abrupt commercial change by the acquirer. We regret the lack of communication and the unilateral modification of the commercial terms.
As we are uncertain whether we will continue to receive usage data, we recommend discontinuing the use of smart charging cables and transitioning to the installation of fixed charging stations or using public or workplace charging.
Additionally, we advise all our customers to have fixed charging stations installed immediately for new drivers and provide charging cards. STROOHM is multi-brand and always has alternative options to offer.