Four Ways to Start Charging your Electric Vehicle

Four Ways to Start Charging your Electric Vehicle

Local Payment Terminal

Local Payment Terminal for electric vehicles

RFID Card

RFID Cards for electric vehicles

Web App or Mobile App

Web App or Mobile App for electric vehicle charging

Plug and Charge

Plug and Charge technology for electric vehicle charging

Summary

  • Local Payment Terminals involve paying contactless with a bank card. They require no registration, but the CPO needs to install extra hardware.
  • RFID Cards involve issuing a special card to authorize charging. They are quick and easy to use but may need extra hardware, and they are not 100% secure.
  • Mobile or Web App relies on the use of a smartphone and QR code. Web apps require no installation and are versatile, but they are less convenient than other options.
  • Plug and Charge is the most convenient and quickest option as the charger and vehicle link automatically. However, ISO15118 is not standard across EVs and chargers yet.

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Joachim Lohse (CEO and founder of Ampcontrol.io)

Joachim Lohse (CEO and founder of Ampcontrol.io)

Founder and CEO of Ampcontrol (https://www.ampcontrol.io/) an AI-powered software for smart charging for electric vehicles.