jeudi 15 mars 2012

Hubject : a new hub for electro mobility roaming in Germany

A central element for the increasing expansion of electromobility in Germany is taking shape. To enable all future users of electromobility to access a nationwide charging infrastructure comfortably and securely, BMW Group, Bosch, Daimler, EnBW, RWE, and Siemens have formed a joint venture.

Known as “hubject GmbH,” the new company is based in Berlin. It considers itself a pioneer of electromobility. Its purpose is to develop and operate a data platform that will create an integrated charging infrastructure for mobility and vehicle providers. The new enterprise is a deliberately open platform that aims to involve as many partners as possible.

Besides the development of the technical platform, a distinctive compatibility logo will be designed. This charging infrastructure logo will show the customer that a charge spot belongs to the partner network. The aim of the logo is to create a high recognition value. It stands for process and billing security, as well as signifying trustworthiness and comfort for the end customer. All this is ensured by roaming and clearing services that run as a background process and are based on a software platform operated by hubject GmbH. So while being invoiced by just one individual contract partner, electromobility customers will be able to use different operators’ charging infrastructures.

Making utilization of the charging infrastructure user-friendly will, it is hoped, help not only to further expand electromobility but also to make it more widely accepted by the general public. The test run of the new service platform in Germany is planned from the late summer.

2 commentaires:

  1. A market study seems to concern the users as a networks. In fact, I imagine that citizens could travel by train or airplane and then go to their final destination with this mobility system. However we speak about intermodality and multimodality.

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  2. I believe that the users have mainly one wish: to know, how long it takes to get to the destination.. and that as fast as possible.
    It is so anoying to be stuck and to see the time go by without being able to do anything.
    I would personally prefer to have a driver pick me up, put me in the train or plane and pick me up to bring me to my final destination.
    Ultimately that is what I (and many other people in the world) would like. So, ultimately we will get there, as there is this huge market potential. How ? with all means of research and then development.

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