Introducing the new EV OpenCharge range
22 January 2021, 12:13:40
Rolec launches an entire OCPP compliant chargepoint range, offering total flexibility and complete integration for chargepoint operators and electric vehicle divers. Here’s what you need to know…
What is OCPP?
OCPP (Open Charge Point Protocol) is simply a language that allows compliant EV charging points and back office management systems to communicate seamlessly with one another. OCPP is a popular, worldwide industry-wide standard, allowing interoperability between EV charging points, back office management systems and electric vehicles.
The NEW EV OpenCharge Range
Rolec’s EV OpenCharge range is a selection of smart electric vehicle charging points, suitable for all locations, whether that be for fleet requirements, workplaces, public car parks and more. The range is complete with both AC Fast and DC Rapid EV chargers, providing a future-proof charging solution to meet the current demand for electric vehicles and charging infrastructure. As standard, the chargepoints are equipped with Rolec’s back office management platform, EV Charge Online, however, businesses and organisations are able to choose their own software provider due to the range’s OCPP compatibility.
Chargepoint operators are able to offer both pay-to-charge (operated via mobile phone) and authorise-to-charge (operated via RFID card/fob) options to their employees and visitors, whilst gaining the ability to generate additional revenue from chargepoint usage transactions. The flexible pricing model feature enables chargepoint operators to implement charging prices suited to their business requirements, providing them with capabilities to change tariffs as and when required.
For businesses and organisations, the EV OpenCharge range introduces significant benefits, particularly with the chargepoint management dashboard as they are able to understand and digest historical, real time and analytical data. Remote over the air firmware updates also creates substantial cost savings and time, allowing seamless upgrades without the need for engineers to visit business premises.