Simplify, standardize and harmonize
The Open Charge Point Interface Protocol (OCPI) is an independent open protocol that supports connections between Mobility Service Providers, Charge Point Operators and Navigation Service Providers. OCPI aims to simplify, standardize and harmonize the EV market.
NKL administers the protocol’s intellectual property and:
- is responsible for technical support and realization of OCPI
- safeguards independence and further development
- secures international backing and support.
Increasingly, OCPI is the standard in Europe and North America. Many stakeholders see OCPI as the preferred protocol for making international roaming possible. Consequently, OCPI is contributing to the position of the Netherlands as the global frontrunner in electric transport.
Product/Service: Independent protocol.
For: Electric charging market actors.
Result: OCPI 2.0 was launched in 2015, and several versions have been released since. The most recent version is 2.2. A major update, OCPI 3.0, is expected in 2019.
Project partners: A long list of partners are contributing to the development of OCPI. The members of the Management Board include representatives from Allego, E.ON, EVBox, Freshmile, GIREVE, Plugsurfing.
Response from the field: “The more developed OCPI becomes, the more stakeholders are going to use it, and the better it will be for the growth of electric transport.” (Koen van Oostende, Relationship Manager for Interoperability at Vandebron)
OCPI version 2.2
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