E-Mobility in Europe gets forward – new Dutch-German cooperation – car manufacturers collaborate

11/30/16, 1:30 PM -

There are several promising steps to bring electric mobility forward in Europe.  Dutch Roaming-Network eViolin and European roaming-platform e-clearing.net are cooperating. Major car manufacturers are collaborating on a European high-power EV charging network.

Starting next year 400 charging sites will be deployed across major European highways, which will be based on the Combined Charging System (CCS),

Members of the Dutch Roaming-Network eViolin and the European roaming-platform e-clearing.net will connect their networks based on the open OCPI protocol. Both partners recently signed a Letter of intent and agreed to take all necessary steps to enable the connection.

Enabling further European interoperability

The roaming-platform e-clearing.net and the Dutch Roaming network eViolin cooperate in electric mobility with the target of connecting members of eViolin to e-clearing.net and thus enabling further European interoperability. The connection ensures a huge growth of mutual interoperability. By enabling further roaming connections cost can be minimized and the EV driver can get maximum benefit and access to added services – more choice in charging stations with clear information about location, availability and tariffs leading to less hassle with billing and payment. With this non-exclusive cooperation between e-clearing.net and eViolin, one of the largest roaming networks will emerge – for the benefit of all connected EV market parties and their end users.

140.000 EV cards and 40.000 charging stations integrated

The successful cross-border cooperation between Germany and the Netherlands behind e-clearing.net is further fostered and expanded by having the majority of the Dutch market make use of the established European roaming platform. eViolin is responsible for ensuring national roaming in The Netherlands. At this moment eViolin manages the roaming for over 140.000 EV cards/tokens, 40.000 charge stations and 23 charge point operators. At the same time, e-clearing.net can now offer its partners access to one of the largest markets for e-mobility in the world, presenting EV drivers with unparalleled possibilities in information and access while simultaneously enhancing business opportunities for the platform as well as the members of eViolin and all other connected partners.

New business opportunities

“With the new partners from eViolin we can soon grow substantially and advance cross-border e-mobility even further.” explains Dr. Mark Steffen Walcher, director of smartlab Innovationsgesellschaft. “Thus, we expand interoperability in charging of electric vehicles for a multitude of organisations.” smartlab, together with the Dutch Stichting ElaadNL, is the owner and operator of e-clearing.net. “Being situated so close to the tri-border area here in Aachen we are very pleased with the cooperation and looking forward to new charging possibilities for our customers”, adds Dr. Christan Becker, board member of public utility STAWAG, shareholder of smartlab and member of ladenetz.de, one of the largest partners of e-clearing.net. The cooperation between eViolin and e-clearing.net now opens up nearly the entire Dutch market of e-mobility for roaming agreements with the existing partners of the platform.

European high charging network

BMW, Daimler, Ford, Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to create the highest-powered charging network in Europe. The goal is the quick build-up of a sizable number of stations in order to enable long-range travel for battery electric vehicle drivers. Starting next year 400 charging sites will be deployed, which will be based on the Combined Charging System (CCS), that is compatible with most current and next generation battery electric vehicles. The projected ultra-fast high-powered charging network with power levels up to 350 kW will be significantly faster than the most powerful charging system deployed today.(HCN)

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