EV Connect and Greenlots, a member of the Shell Group, have announced the completion of the driver roaming integration between the companies’ charging networks. Built on a previously announced agreement for inter-network roaming, users of the EV Connect charging smartphone application will be able to locate, initiate sessions, and pay for charging at Greenlots charge stations and vice-versa, later this year.
As part of each company’s commitment to open standards, EV Connect and Greenlots will use the Open Charge Point Interface (OCPI) interoperability standard to allow seamless communications between the two networks using structured data. The OCPI standard enables communication among charging networks and makes it possible to establish highly functional, cross-network roaming without charge station hardware upgrades or extensive rework of network software.
This relationship enables each network’s customers to access and use both Greenlots and EV Connect charging stations through either network’s mobile app with no additional sign-ups, fees, or markups. Combining the two networks will improve EV driver confidence by providing access to thousands more EV charging stations across North America.