EVBox implements OCPP 2.0.1
These charging stations are now integrated with Ampeco’s Charge Point Management Platform via OCPP 2.0.1, according to EVBox. This has taken advantage of the “advanced features” of OCPP 2.0.1, including the “enhanced capability for smart charging and improved security”, according to the Dutch company.
OCPP 2.0.1-compliant charging stations and charging station management software offer “significant benefits” to both charging point operators (CPO) and end users when charging their vehicles, according to EVBox. CPOs gain better control, for example, they can configure charging from the charging management software, implement individual payment solutions or display individual messages to drivers* with cost and tariff information in real time. In addition, operations are to be optimised and downtime and operating costs minimised. End customers, in turn, are expected to benefit from increased reliability, smart-charging features and plug-and-charge functionality.
EVBox and Ampeco have been working together for several years. The partnership extends globally across all countries supported by both partners’ product lines. As members of the Open Charge Alliance (OCA), the organisation responsible for the development of OCPP, EVBox and Ampeco are committed to working together to promote innovation, adoption and compliance with industry protocols and standards in electric vehicle charging.
“As we move forward, it’s evident that OCPP 2.0.1 is the future of our industry, and we’re thrilled to shape it alongside our partner EVBox,” said Stefan Ivanov, Chief Revenue Officer at Ampeco. “By seamlessly integrating our software with their cutting-edge charging stations using OCPP 2.0.1, we’re making EV charging smarter, safer, and more accessible than ever.”
“As a founding member of the Open Charge Alliance, we not only want to have the most secure and technologically innovative protocol integrated into our EV charging stations, but also invite other backends to jump on board with the OCPP 2.0.1 protocol to offer a flexible network to all EV drivers,” added Natasa Jovanovic, Senior Director of Product Management EVBox. “We strongly believe that the new protocol is the better way forward for our industry and we aspire to motivate other manufacturers and software providers to integrate this standard.”