How to join
Everyone can join the EV Roaming Foundation, by signing and returning the EVRoaming Contributor Agreement. We have four main categories:
Full Contributor: Every organization that implements the protocols managed by the EVRoaming Foundation and is actively involved in the development, maintenance and support of the protocols or actively participates in activities of working groups. Full Contributors are bound by both the EV Roaming Foundation Terms and Procedures and OCPI Intellectual Property Rights Policy. (€4400 per year)
Associate Contributor: Organization that wishes to be connected to the protocols managed by the EVRoaming Foundation, but is not actively involved in protocol development. These may include Associations, Consultancies or Academic institutes. Associate Contributors are bound by the EVRoaming Foundation Terms and Procedures. (€440 per year)
Sponsors: Organization (in the public or private sector) that supports EVRoaming and the protocols managed by the EVRoaming Foundation, but is not actively involved in protocol development. These may include municipalities, research or consulting groups, laboratories, regulatory bodies or universities. Sponsors are bound by the EV Roaming Foundation Terms and Procedures. (Fee in consultation)
Managing Contributors: Full Contributor that has the right to appoint a Board member from its own organisation. (€8800 per year)
Download the EVRoaming Contributor Agreement HERE
OCPI should be royalty-free for everyone, without any party claiming intellectual property rights. That is the clear vision of the EVRoaming Foundation. To ensure that OCPI will be IPR-free, an IPR policy has been set up that will be distributed through a so-called Contributor License Agreement (CLA). This CLA/IPR policy document is part of the Contributor Agreement and is applicable for every organization that joins the EVRoaming Foundation.
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- Benefit from a single protocol for all roaming transactions
- All stakeholders can be connected: start-ups, incumbents, roaming hubs, data aggregators…
- Independent and free to use; no commercial protocol owner
- An open community that jointly decides which services to develop
- Opportunity to participate in roaming events and projects; implementation & test tools
- PR support