Driving forward the turnaround in traffic: Get your customers fit for electric mobility with SMART cs. The number of new registrations for electric cars is increasing rapidly thanks to sever incentives in most European countries. We offer a wide variety of different EV Charging solutions from the leading German manufacturer Mennekes, as well as inhouse solutions from SMA, SolarEdge or Tesla.
Who benefits? Everybody: private households, industrial parking spots, fleet operators, parking garages, shops, restaurants, hotels, landlords or companies of any size. Just get in touch with us. We guide you to choose the right wallbox for your specific needs.
The Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP) is an application protocol for communication between Electric vehicle (EV) charging stations and a central management system, also known as a charging station network.
The protocol is an initiative of the ELaadNL foundation in the Netherlands. Its aim was to create an open application protocol which allows EV charging stations and central management systems from different vendors to communicate with each other. It is in use by a large number of vendors of EV charging stations and central management systems all over the world.
Do you know how to find the right OCPP provider to start selling the green energy you produce through e.g. your photovoltaic plant through an appropriate billing system? No problem. SMART cs is ready to help. We have the market overview and are happy to help you to distinguish the best solution for your needs.
Two main payment systems
1. Through a QR code attached to the EV Wallbox or Charging station the customer has to realize a web browser-based registration via a mobile device and is able to pay directly by credit card. The advantage: The QR code system enables ad-hoc charging for everyone, even if the customer is not a charge card holder; thus also interesting for foreigners who are in transit, provided they are informed about the existence of this charging point.
2. Some manufacturers of EV wallboxes or charging stations like e.g. Mennekes offer OCPP based rates in form of a roaming system currently including almost 20 charging infrastructure providers from Germany such as ENBW, Maingau Energie and many others. The composition of the charging infrastructure providers can change over time. Mennekes asks for a one-time setup fee per charging station as well as for a monthly fee for each single charging point (not per charging station!). In order to make use of the roaming option with a combined tariff system the customer has to be in possession of a RFID loading card of one of the charging infrastructure providers which have alredy joined the Mennekes tariff and billing system.
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