Smart eMobility Operation – E-Car Operation Center
Smart technologies shaping the future of cities
Considering the important role of e-mobility within urban spaces, the infrastructure for electric mobility must satisfy the requirements of the grid, but also meet the needs of all the people operating in a modern Smart City. Drivers must be sure that they will be able to recharge their vehicles anywhere, and payment for electricity must be uniform across all distribution points. This infrastructure requires management by an E-Car Operation Center, the brain of e-mobility.
A complete and interconnected eMobility infrastructure solution
E-Car Operation Center is an central systems whose main functional modules are designed to facilitate the use by drivers, but also reducing the mobility CO2 footprint: managing the charging stations, managing customer’s contracts, managing the recharges in a smart way, according to the power grid status or to the real time price of energy, roaming and clearing.
The system is open and interconnected to the rest of the world, thus enabling integration with third party systems or roaming platforms generally available in the market. The system is cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS). Web portal and smartphone applications for end users are available, meeting their main needs: users can see the real time status of charging units, book charging stations, control the recharge details history and the status of their contracts and RFID cards.
Better operations – better utilization – better business
The main advantage is that a single system can manage multiple companies (municipalities, smart cities/communities, parking garage owners/operators, as well as any other companies or enterprises) and a variety of charging infrastructures (highway charging/ public charging/points of interest/ Fleets/ depots incl. buses). This capacity permits a holistic view on the e-mobility ecosystem. Siemens E-Car Operation Center One can offer operation center services to multiple clients entering the electric mobility market, thus reducing running and delivery costs and offering specific features for all stakeholders involved in the electromobility world.
Flexibility is another feature of this system, as it provides various charging poles, and access to the charging network is maximized thanks to several contract/payment possibilities depending on the choice of the end user whether it is payment on use or even direct payment with credit cards and PayPal.
The implemantation of the E-Car Operation Center can reduce energy costs through optimized fleet management, so there is the possibility to share the availability of vehicles and charging stations thanks to real-time information provided by E-Car OC and E- Car APP.