How our platform can enable your charging business
Taking control of charging is becoming a critical element in the business of every EV service provider and CPO. Whether you sell or manufacture chargers yourself or run them in a charging backend; customers and distribution partners are requesting solutions to optimize the charging costs and to better support the use of renewables. Ideally, you support these clients directly from your own app and brand environment. In this article, we zoom into how the Jedlix Platform and APIs can enable smart charging directly in your own charging and app environment. Via our standardized APIs and developer kit, you have a state-of-the-art smart charging service running in no time!
Exchange session and charging profiles via OCPI (or your API)
Jedlix has been an early contributor to the Open ChargePoint Interface (OCPI) protocol for smart charging functionality. We supported the standardization of smart charging features in the OCPI protocol and the delegation towards a smart charging service provider (SCSP) like the Jedlix Platform. OCPI is the (open) protocol used for connections between charge station operators and service providers. This allows to exchange session data and charging profiles to monitor and control a charging session. Is your charger not available in an OCPI (type) backend? No worries, our Platform is flexible and could also support similar (bespoke) APIs if this works better for you.
Integration to complete the set-up
To enable our smart charging services in your own charger and app environment, exchanging session data and charging profiles are just the start. For a complete and comprehensive smart charging integration you would also need to exchange the following three items:
A. Exchange charging preferences
All relevant user settings and onboarding information which provides the boundaries for the smart charging optimization and operation of our platform.
B. Exchange of smart charging results
Charging costs, savings and insights from every smart charging session. Crucial insights that you want to feed back to the EV driver.
C. Integration of car telematics to enrich the smart charging process
Leverage key car telemetry data for smart charging such as battery state of charge and target state of charge.
All these elements together complete the set-up to automatically enable smart charging services via our platform for your own charger and app. This all works via standardized APIs and developer kits to make an integration as simple as possible for you. For example, thanks to our connect SDK, it requires hardly any code to ensure that your user can connect their car and it covers 90 % of all BEVs on the road for car telemetry. It doesn’t get any easier than this. The schematic below provides a basic overview on how such a set up could work.
Supercharge your charger
The result is the most comprehensive range of smart charging services directly becoming available for your chargers. Whether you (and your customers) want dynamic rates, solar charging, access to our VPP infrastructure or a combination of all three; this is all covered via the same integration. Our Platform algorithms handle all the variation and convert this into the charger's right charging profile. This is what we call supercharging your charger!
Know enough and are ready to explore our APIs? Go directly to our developer hub at developer.jedlix.com. Creating a demo account is free and allows you to immediately experience our Platform.
Not sure why you need to include car telemetry in smart charging? Stay tuned for another blog where we zoom in on this topic.
From smart charging APIs to complete Virtual Power Plants, get support for any case you need to accelerate your e-mobility offering. Learn more at https://www.jedlix.com/electric-vehicle-service-providers or contact us directly.