– Charzin-Hubject eRoaming Agreement
– Provision of Plug and Charge (PnC) service to European electric vehicles sold in Korea.
– Discussion on the use of a blockchain-based charging payment platform (EVZ wallet).
CEO of Charzin, Choi Young-seok (left) and Hubject CEO, Christian Hahn (right) in a picture to commemorate this business arrangement.
[Image provided by Charzin. Co. Ltd.]
Charzin, the electric vehicle charging platform company, announced on the 18th that it had signed an eRoaming business agreement with Hubject, the world’s largest electric vehicle charging network company.
Following this, it is expected that in addition to Korea, charging with the use of EVZone cards, will also be possible in overseas markets such as Europe and the United States.
In addition, it is envisioned that Charzin will provide plug-and-charge (PnC) services to European electric vehicles such as Mercedes-Benz and BMW sold in Korea.
Plug and Charge (PnC) is a one-stop service that following the connection of the EV charging cable to the vehicle by the driver, recognizes the vehicle and instantly facilitates charging of the vehicle and payment.
Both companies have discussed the implementation of blockchain based EVZ wallet in addition to EVZONE card for the payment of the charging of the electric vehicles.
Charzin CEO, Choi Young-seok stated, “Charzin, through Hyundai E-pit Alliance, is already preparing PnC (Plug and Charge) for Hyundai Kia, and following this collaboration, the company is planning to expand PnC (Plug and Charge) to BMW and Benz imported cars.”
Established in 2016, Charzin, as a company specializing in electric vehicle charging platforms, has the best platform development and operation capabilities in Korea. In addition, it is the only charging device in the world that possesses integrated control over three charging devices: a charging outlet (Temporary License No. 1), low and high-speed charging devices, and has established an integrated DER (Distributed Energy Resource) platform consisting power grid structures, remote meter reading and ESS (Energy Storage System), and is currently operating global services in Indonesia and the United States.
In addition, it is an energy platform company that has secured Special cases for demonstration for V2L (Vehicle To Load) that allows for the sales of electricity for electric vehicles up until Special cases for demonstration for Electricity Trading that can be used to directly purchase and charge renewable electricity.
Hubject was founded in Berlin in 2012 and is an alliance between automotive companies (BMW, Benz, Volkswagen), automotive parts companies (Bosch, Siemens), and power companies (EnBW, Innogy, and EnelX), to develop and manage charging solutions for electric vehicles.
An e-Roaming platform called e-Mobility Specialist Intercharge connects a Charge Point Operator (CPO) to an e-Mobility Service Provider (EMSP) to provide integrated, grid-independent access to the charging infrastructure.
Hubject has established the world’s largest cross-provider charging network for electric vehicles by linking Charge Point Operator networks encompassing over 400,000 connected charging points and more than 1,000 B2B across 52 countries and four continents. As a trusted consulting partner in the eMobility market, Hubject also advises automotive manufacturers, charging providers and other EV-related companies seeking to launch eMobility services or implement Plug & Charge under ISO 15118.