Ensto EV Charging Blog

Building an electric future for European drivers

With more and more emphasis on reaching the EU 2020 target, European governments are giving a significant push for the electric vehicle industry with various subvention programs. For instance France, Netherlands, and Norway have already taken leaps forward by offering substantial governmental EV subsidies. And in April 2016, Germany established an approved incentive scheme of a whopping €1,2bn.

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Creating profitable EV charging business requires smart solutions in security

By now, the readers of this blog are well aware how electric vehicle charging can be a powerful way to improve business – whether it is in public, semi-public or private sectors. But it is one thing to acknowledge this and another to understand how you get there.

So let’s look at the key aspects everyone should focus on when looking to implement EV charging with their business. At the end of the day, this is a really simple 3-step guideline, but boy, is it important.

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OCPP advances EV charging standards further with support from OASIS

Good news for EV charging station suppliers, integrators, utilities and associations around the world: A new technical committee from OASIS – the nonprofit consortium that drives development, convergence and adoption of open standards for global information – is standing now behind OCPP in full support.

 The just-announced OASIS OCPP EV Charging Equipment Data Exchange Technical Committee will work to open global markets by enabling any EV charge point to connect with any central system or third-party network service provider, regardless of vendor. Not bad at all.

 

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The cure for the pain of EV charging budgets and sourcing

In 2014 there were about one million EV charging stations around the world.

IHS Automotive predicts there will be 12.7 million EV charging stations globally in 2020

There's going to be a massive increase in electric car charging infrastructure, to go alongside the massive increase in electric vehicles on the roads. 

But who is going to run those millions of new charging points? What do all those EV charging stations cost? How are smart businesses going to profit?

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As the EV charging industry grows we are starting to see new business terms come up. And there is not necessarily wide agreement on their meaning.

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