archi 2018

PROJECTS

€ of charging: simplicity vs diversity

Who determines the price at a charging station? The owner of the charging station, obviously. However, reality is a bit more complicated than that. Whereas gasoline stations are all transparent on the price of gasoline, there is no transparency at all about the costs of charging your EV. Often, the owner of the charging station does not operate the infrastructure. Moreover, there is another party: the charging service provider. Some providers charge for their service. Prices also vary during the day. As a consequence, EV drivers never know how much charging their EV costs in total. Protocol OCPI, a free and open exchange of price information for service providers, operators and owners might improve transparency. Presentation e-Mobility Consulting

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