Hubject is cooperating with Los Angeles-based eMobility service provider Go To-U. Go To-U’s digital platform provides reservation capabilities that allow drivers of electric vehicles to book charging stations in advance along with complementary services.
Hubject will network Go To-U’s offering with its more than 250,000 charging points of the intercharge e-roaming platform. In a further step, the two companies will also explore potential joint activities in the US market. Go To-U will primarily operate charging stations near retailers and restaurants and will help these companies to coordinate charging together with business operations. The company says it increases the utilization of the charging stations and thus increases customer satisfaction and loyalty.
“Collaboration is one of the most important success factors for e-mobility,” says Christian Hahn, CEO of Hubject, on the occasion of the cooperation agreement. “This is why we highly appreciate the strategic cooperation with Go To-U. It helps to combine mobility ecosystems and energy services”.
Hubject has just released the latest version 2.3 of the Open InterCharge Protocol (OICP), which connects 250,000 charging points and more than 750 companies in 43 countries via an API interface. The roaming network is growing steadily. Just earlier this month, Hubject announced that the 252 fast charging stations of the EU project NEXT-E will be connected to the intercharge platform. These are 222 fast chargers with 50 kW and 30 HPC stations with 150 to 350 kW charging capacity in Croatia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia and Romania. In the summer, the mineral oil company Aral also announced that it intends to set up more than 100 fast loading points at its German filling stations within twelve months and also to connect these to the intercharge network.
Source: Press release via email