When petrol or gas stations will offer electricity for electric vehicles, how would that work?
In our new OCA Webinar we will dive into the upcoming Whitepaper 'Integrating OCPP Chargers at Filling Stations'. Join us on Thursday May 19th at 9:00 AM (CEST) or at 5:00 PM (CEST).
The number of electric vehicles is growing rapidly and fuel stations will have to adapt sooner or later by providing electric charging services in their forecourt. A fuel station retailer can install and manage the charging stations at his site himself, but he can also choose to let his chargers be managed by a charging station operator (CSO) or even fully outsource all charging business to another party. In the latter case there will be no integration with any system at the fuel station, and paying for charging in the shop will not be possible. In the other cases an integration with the point of sales terminal in the shop can be made, such that the user experience of charging can mimic that of regular fueling: charge first and then pay in shop.
OCPP is the defacto standard protocol to communicate with charging stations. The paper shows how an OCPP charging station and a CSO back-end can be integrated with a point of sales (POS) terminal of a fuel station, and what the flow of information is for the various payment options. Integration with a POS can be achieved via a roaming protocol that connects to the charging station management system (CSMS) of the CSO or via a local controller that sits between POS and charging station.
With such an integration in place, payment at the shop is possible, and data about charging activity becomes available in the POS and the retailer’s back-office.
During the webinar, our experts will share their findings and answer questions from the audience.
The webinar will take place twice. Please register below:
OCA Webinar 9:00 - 10:00 AM CEST. Register here
OCA Webinar 5:00 - 6:00 PM CEST. Register here