Companies join forces for transnational electric vehicle charging

European electric vehicle (EV) charging company Mer has selected Driivz’s platform to standardise its charging infrastructure operations.

This decision follows the successful launch of the Driivz platform for transnational EV charging operations management in the UK and Germany. The roll-out will start in the Nordic region before advancing to a full deployment.

Country-specific standards

Following acquisitions and consolidation of EV charging networks around Europe, Mer Group said it identified a need to centrally manage a diverse range of systems, equipment, country-specific standards (Eichrecht) and transaction interfaces.

To address those needs, and better monetise and more efficiently manage its entire portfolio, the company decided it needed a single system that could run all business transactions and operations across Europe.

Key requirements were support for functionalities specific to certain markets such as Germany and the UK, cross-border charging, energy management and billing, and the capability to integrate with Mer’s other existing advanced solutions where needed.

Other important factors were a modular architecture that provides the flexibility to use different elements of the platform based on each region’s situation.

Mer reports it selected Driivz as the industry’s “most scalable, complete and mature” EV charging management platform. The solution also provides multicurrency, multilanguage support with full internal roaming within Europe on standards-compliant networks. Self-healing capability also ensures high levels of uptime at charging points and operational excellence, Mer claims.

“We wanted a future-proof, international EV charging solution that could serve our entire business areas,” said Camilla Moe, Mer “After exhaustive evaluations and successful integrations and months of live use in Germany and the UK, we decided to move all our operations to the Driivz platform with a roll-out across all regions.

She added: “An optimised EV charging network across Europe is essential to achieving our mission to make the shift to sustainable e-mobility easy and accessible to European EV drivers, by offering innovative solutions and customer experiences.”

Based in Tel Aviv, Israel, Driivz is a global software supplier to EV operators and service providers. The company’s cloud-based platform spans EV charging operations, energy management, advanced billing capabilities and driver self-service tools.

Driivz counts Volvo Group, EVgo, Gilbarco Veeder-Root, ElaadNL, ESB and Centrica among its customers, and reports its chargers are used by more than 800,000 EV drivers

Owned by Statkraft – Europe’s largest renewable energy provider, Mer seeks to make sustainable electric mobility “easy and accessible for everyone”. The company operates in both public charging networks and charging solutions for private homes, businesses, fleets and local authorities.