EV Connect and Greenlots, a member of the Shell Group, have announced the completion of the driver roaming integration between the companies’ charging networks.
Built on a previously announced agreement for inter-network roaming, users of the EV Connect charging smartphone application will be able to locate, initiate sessions, and pay for charging at Greenlots charge stations and vice-versa, later this year.
As part of each company’s commitment to open standards, EV Connect and Greenlots will use the Open Charge Point Interface (OCPI) interoperability standard to allow seamless communications between the two networks using structured data.
“The once-fragmented EV charging industry continues to mature and accelerate towards delivering a seamless charging experience, and this roaming agreement is further evidence,” said Jeff Tolnar, Greenlots chief revenue officer.
“We believe that the Open Charge Point Interface is critical to serving the surging customer demand for EV charging. The entire EV industry benefits when drivers can charge their EVs without the burden of managing multiple accounts or worrying about complicated surcharges.”
“We use open standards to make charging network interoperability a centerpiece of improving range confidence for EV drivers, and this milestone with Greenlots makes a significant contribution to that effort,” said Jordan Ramer, CEO of EV Connect.