evRoaming4EU selected for funding EME Call6 November 2017
It’s official: evRoaming4EU, the evRoaming project for electric mobility in Europe, has been awarded the European subsidy for which it applied. We would like to congratulate and thank our German, Danish, Austrian and Dutch partners for their input and contributions. The project will begin in January 2018 and run until December 2019. Learn more about the EME Call
The importance of evRoaming in Europe
In recent years, the market for electric vehicles (EV) and their charging infrastructure has grown dramatically. However, in the EU, the absence of widely adopted protocols and standards for the interoperability of and roaming for EV charging stations has severely hindered the development of cross-border travel. Present solutions have a national scope at best, while new products and services are often limited to specific regions or countries. Infographic evRoaming4EU
Charging at any station in the EU
To remedy this situation, the evRoaming4EU project formed a partnership with parties from four EU countries: Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and Austria. Its main objective is to facilitate roaming services for charging electric vehicles as well as to provide transparent information about charging locations and prices of charging in Europe by making use of the open independent OCPI protocol. The ultimate goal is to allow any EV driver to charge at any charging station in the EU. A key part of the project involves transnational pilots aimed at addressing and resolving functional, technical, legal and fiscal obstacles.
Necessary step towards growth
evRoaming4EU realizes an essential precondition for a mature European market for EV charging infrastructure. EV drivers will be able to travel across Europe without obstacles, and have access to services and information for their charging needs. This development will have a positive impact on energy efficiency, the use of renewable energy and therefore on climate ambitions. The cost of access to the EV charging market will be reduced and competition will move towards services instead of protocols, thus providing a fertile ground for innovation and job creation. This project offers the EMEurope initiative an excellent opportunity to make the necessary step towards growth.
evRoaming to be using OCPI as an open protocol
Together with its European partners, NKL submitted a subsidy application for e-Roaming in Europe. This process marks a step towards the roll-out of evRoaming in a European context, using OCPI as an open protocol. The subsidy finances a pilot to demonstrate roaming: evRoaming4EU. To achieve this outcome, NKL collaborates with the greater metropolitan areas of Amsterdam, Hamburg, Copenhagen and Vienna. This pilot will allow the EV driver to charge throughout Europe with just one card. Do you want to learn more about evRoaming4EU, read our Special.