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The Portable Universal Charger,Picture Courtesy Of Juice Technology AG



Juice Technology AG, leading manufacturer of portable charging stations for electric cars, has announced its partnership with OPEL (Groupe PSA). As an official supplier, the Swiss company will supply the portable UNIVERSAL CHARGER for the OPEL Corsa-e, Grandland X Hybrid4 and the Grandland X Hybrid with immediate effect.


Juice Technology AG’s sophisticated, yet easy-to-use charging solutions appeal not only to EV drivers, but also to major manufacturers in the automotive industry. Juice Technology AG is now providing the UNIVERSAL CHARGER for the OPEL Corsa-e, Grandland X Hybrid4 and the Grandland Hybrid, offering e-car drivers an all-inclusive, stress-free package right from the off.

“Developing and expanding the underlying infrastructure is essential if we are to see progress in e-mobility. The best way to drive this forward is for charging infrastructure manufacturers and the automotive industry to work together – this is really important. Which is why it gives me great pleasure to announce our partnership with OPEL. Anyone who buys an e-car will now have direct access to a stress-free charging solution at home, on the road and at public charging stations – all from the same device, at a very attractive price,” explains Christoph Erni, Juice Technology AG’s founder and CEO.

From now on, OPEL customers can use the configurator to order the UNIVERSAL CHARGER when buying a Corsa-e, Grandland X Hybrid4 or Grandland X Hybrid – safe in the knowledge that this is the right model for their car, as tested and recommended by the manufacturer.


As Frank Leibold, Group Manager European Individualization & Accessories for Opel/Groupe PSA explains, “Juice Technology AG is our ideal partner: advanced technology, comfort, safety and everyday usability are just as important to Juice as they are to us. We can now offer our customers a charging solution for the Corsa-e, Grandland X Hybrid4 and Grandland X Hybrid models which is not only at the top of its game in terms of technology, but still extremely easy to use thanks to its ingenious design.” 

The UNIVERSAL CHARGER uses the same technology as the world’s best-selling portable 22 kW charging station, JUICE BOOSTER 2. And not without reason. JUICE BOOSTER 2 is the only portable charging station of its class that complies effectively with the standards, as confirmed by the ADAC (German Automobile Association) test on portable chargers, in which JUICE BOOSTER came out top. The UNIVERSAL CHARGER has exactly the same functions, standards and safety specifications. It is also compatible with all JUICE BOOSTER 2 adapters and add-ons, allowing UNIVERSAL CHARGER owners to add to their set as they require (incl. Type 2, CEE16 and shockproof adapters).


The key benefits of the UNIVERSAL CHARGER at a glance:

  1. Recharge your car from any power socket: The UNIVERSAL CHARGER is compatible with JUICE BOOSTER 2 adapters and add-ons. This means you can charge the OPEL Grandland X and Corsa-e at any power socket, anywhere in the world.
  2. Automatic detection of socket input current: The charger always sets itself automatically to the optimum charging power output, ruling out any overloading of power socket capacity.
  3. Prevents household sockets from overheating: patented sensor technology in the plug pins ensures risk-free charging even when using older sockets.
  4. The UNIVERSAL CHARGER is completely watertight (IP 67) and can withstand being run over by a wheel load of up to three tonnes.
  5. JUICE CONNECTOR adapter plug: This connector is CE-compliant and designed to be able to accommodate functions introduced at some future date – Giving drivers the confidence that buying a UNIVERSAL CHARGER is a long-term investment. 


About Juice Technology

Juice Technology AG, headquartered in the town of Cham in the Swiss canton of Zug, is the world’s leading producer of mobile 22-kW electrical charging stations. The broad portfolio of this Swiss manufacturer also includes charging and load management systems, permanent electric vehicle charging stations, wall boxes and DC charging stations.

Founded in 2014, Juice Technology rode the success of its JUICE BOOSTER 1 mobile charging station to position itself as the global world leader in this segment already within its first year of business. The company is now firmly established and a major producer of charging infrastructure, having already brought numerous world firsts to market such as temperature sensors installed in power plugs, credit card payment systems, and the smartJUICE infinitely scalable load management system. Juice Technology AG enjoys worldwide presence with its own locations, subsidiaries and partner companies, and also has a global network of retailers at its disposal. With its total in-house workforce today of 74 employees active in development, production, marketing, sales and logistics, the company is currently tripling its sales volume every year.


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About Opel

Opel has one of the longest traditions of any automobile manufacturer in the world and is one of the biggest European car manufacturers. Adam Opel founded the company in Rüsselsheim am Main in 1862. The company started building automobiles in 1899. Opel has been part of Groupe PSA since August 2017. As part of the global Groupe PSA production and R&D network, Opel runs ten plants in six European countries along with a development centre.
Opel and its British sister brand Vauxhall are represented in more than 60 countries around the globe. Opel/Vauxhall sold over one million vehicles worldwide in 2018.
Opel is currently in the middle of implementing the PACE! strategic plan with the goal of making the company sustainably profitable, global and electric. Furthermore, Opel is continuing its extensive product offensive: the company will launch eight all-new or refreshed models by 2020 and is renewing its product portfolio to meet ambitious global emissions requirements and create a sustainably successful future.
Opel’s brand credo is “The future is Everyone’s”. It emphasises the ambition to democratise technologies and thus make them available for everyone. This approach is ingrained in the history of the company.

Opel is taking a proactive approach to the profound changes the entire automotive industry is facing. The mega trends driving this change are electric cars, connected and autonomous vehicles along with alternative concepts for individual mobility such as car or ridesharing.
Hardly any other car manufacturer, for example, has such a consistent electrification strategy as Opel and by 2024 all European passenger car models will offer an electric variant – either as pure battery electric vehicles or plug-in hybrids – in addition to the highly efficient combustion engine. Opel/Vauxhall will have four new electric models on the market in 2020: the Grandland X plug-in hybrid, a battery electric variant of the new generation Corsa along with electric versions of the successor to the successful Mokka X compact SUV and the

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