EVBox and ChargePoint pave the way for fully electric future
vendredi 12 octobre 2018 à 04:00
EV charging leaders enter first-of-its-kind global agreement, based on the open protocol OCPI, enabling EV drivers to roam between networks in Europe and North America.
EVBox and ChargePoint, two of the world’s leading providers of electric vehicle (EV) charging, today announced a landmark roaming partnership that enables EV drivers to roam between charging networks, making EV charging more accessible than ever. The roaming partnership will enable drivers on the EVBox and ChargePoint networks to seamlessly access public charging spots while traveling throughout Europe and North America. The agreement eliminates the need to register for multiple accounts and ensures that drivers don’t incur additional fees when roaming.
Global partnership to accelerate electric mobility
This partnership represents the first-ever global agreement to enable roaming between EV charging networks and reinforces the companies’ shared commitment to provide an open network that is accessible for all. Together, the companies provide EV drivers from around the world with access to tens of thousands of charging spots distributed across both continents.
This news comes on the heels of the Global Climate Action Summit, where both companies made substantial commitments to the growth of their networks over the next seven years. By 2025, EVBox and ChargePoint collectively pledge to expand their global networks to 3.5 million charging pointsto accelerate the mass adoption of eMobility and substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions around the world. This agreement marks another milestone in EVBox and ChargePoint’s shared goal to enable the transition to a zero-emission world that is efficient and sustainable.
Agreement based on the open protocol OCPI
This roaming agreement is based on the Open Charge Point Interface (OCPI) protocol. OCPI is an independent, open protocol that enables network operators to exchange key information needed to provide roaming services, which gives EV drivers a number of benefits :
- Better information about the status (availability and location) of charging points
- Better insight in costs before, during and after charging, while ensuring the privacy of driver account information
- Larger network of charging locations to charge
- One single interface for direct payment (international) at charging points
Pour tous renseignements Frédéric Pirmez, Business Development Manager de la société EV-Wallux, est la personne référente dans l’installation des bornes électrique de chargement au Luxembourg.
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