The cover story of the december edition of the scientific magazine ‘The World Electric Vehicle Journal’ focuses on OCPI. In this article, four Dutch experts on public charging infrastructure present their vision on the development of cross-border EV travel and describe best practices of e-roaming in the Netherlands.
With the exponential growth of EV charging infrastructure, one tends to forget the lessons that can be learned from sectors such as telecom and internet. They have already gone through a learning curve when it comes to developing the boundary conditions for an efficient and international market, as well as providing a flawless user experience in e.g. cross-border pricing and billing. In this article the experts translate lessons learned to e-mobility and show how independent protocols such as OCPI will play a crucial role in moving towards an integrated EU-wide charging infrastructure.