Dutch charging infrastructure software specialist Greenflux has seamlessly integrated Hubject's Plug&Charge technology into its platform. This achievement follows rigorous testing and successful collaboration with hardware and car manufacturers. With this milestone, Greenflux is now poised to extend the benefits of Plug&Charge to its platform's customers, marking a substantial stride in streamlining the EV charging process.
Greenflux specializes in providing comprehensive solutions for charging station operators and mobility services. These encompass a range of hardware-independent smart charging features, including charging station and charging card management, seamless roaming, secure payments, and efficient charging processing. Notably, the company has been a part of DKV Mobility since the summer of 2021, underscoring its commitment to advancing sustainable transportation.
The successful implementation of Hubject's Plug&Charge technology now allows operators of charging stations utilizing the Greenflux software platform to offer this groundbreaking feature to their customers. To enable this service, charging stations must be updated with the latest firmware and equipped with the necessary certificates. A pivotal requirement is that the charging station hardware itself supports Plug&Charge, often requiring dedicated memory for certificates. Once the update is complete, EV drivers using the charging stations provided by these Charge Point Operators (CPOs) can conveniently pay directly for their charging sessions, eliminating the need for app-based payments, RFID charging cards, or credit cards. The authentication process initiates as soon as drivers plug their EVs into a compatible charging station.
Anticipating the expansion of this innovation, Greenflux aims to certify more hardware manufacturers and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) for widespread Plug&Charge adoption. Automakers are progressively integrating Plug&Charge into their models, with recent news highlighting Mercedes-Benz's inclusion of Plug&Charge support for its EQA and EQB facelifted EV models. Just as charging stations require memory for certificates, compatible vehicles must also possess a corresponding memory, facilitating seamless communication between the EV and the charging station. In cases where the memory hardware is absent, the necessary components can be added through software implementation or hardware installation.
Suthalan Gnanes, Managing Director and Chief Commercial Officer of Greenflux, emphasized, “With the addition of Hubject's Plug&Charge technology, Greenflux takes another step towards promoting renewable transportation at scale. This integration demonstrates our commitment to providing the best EV charging experience for our customers and our dedication to sustainable mobility.”
Christian Hahn, Managing Director of Hubject GmbH, expressed satisfaction in collaborating with Greenflux, stating, “We are very proud to work with such a committed partner as Greenflux. This gives the industry another push in the right direction, relying on more secure and customer-friendly solutions than before.”
The integration of Hubject's Plug&Charge technology into Greenflux's platform underscores the ongoing evolution of EV charging solutions, enhancing convenience, security, and sustainability for electric vehicle users and operators alike.