The CEZ Group has selected the Israeli software specialist Driivz to manage CEZ’ charging infrastructure in the Czech Republic. This concerns both the existing network called ČEZ Electromobility and its further expansion.
Currently, there are approximately 3,000 EVs registered in the Czech Republic and around 400 charging stations located across the country. With the number of EVs expected to rise to 500,000 by 2030, the Ministry of Transport is aiming to construct an additional 500 charging stations by 2023.
The CEZ Group’s charging network, known as ČEZ Electromobility, is the largest EV charging network in the country. The group is currently installing new public fast-charging stations along major roads.
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The infrastructure development is being financed by two grants from the European Commission’s Connecting Europe Facility programme and the Operational Programme ‘Transport’. The CEZ Group also built part of the network at its own expense.
Driivz was selected by the CEZ Group to deliver the charge point management system for the entire ČEZ Electromobility network. Modules include dedicated portals for drivers and operators and a tailored mobile app for both Android and iOs users. Other elements will consist of bespoke billing and a 24/7 alert management system, offering live notifications and automatic self-repair functionalities across the entire network. Data and reporting analytics will help manage availability and charging capacity.
Based in Tel Aviv, Driivz is a global EV charging software. The company’s cloud-based platform claims to support over 120 types of EV chargers and includes billing capability, roaming interoperability and is vehicle-to-grid enabled.
Apart from the CEZ Group, Skoda is among the largest charging infrastructure providers in the Eastern European Republic. The company intend to install almost 7,000 charging points in and around the three Czech plants in Mladá Boleslav, Kvasiny and Vrchlabí by 2025, spending a total of around 32 million euros for the charging infrastructure upgrade. These charge points are primarily for employees, though.
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