The software makes it easy for PBW to integrate new and existing chargers regardless of manufacturer. Because the software is continuously expanded with the customer in mind, it is a future-proof solution for PBW: For example, the charging infrastructure ChargeHere, an innovation of the energy company EnBW, was connected to E-Car OC as an easily scalable charging solution, especially for electrification of larger parking areas.
In addition, the E-Car OC central data platform serves as a basis for research projects in the field of load management, such as the predictive charging project eLISA-BW (smart control and adaptation of e-charging infrastructure in Baden-Württemberg) of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the Baden-Württemberg Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research (ZSW). In line with the motto “intelligence instead of copper,” its goal is to regulate the charging power so that vehicle charging is completed on schedule before the next booking window without exceeding the power level of the grid connection.
From their offices in Stuttgart and Karlsruhe, PBW manages 200 small, medium-sized and large parking garages as well as outdoor parking lots with a total of 22,000 parking spaces in 50 cities. About 500 chargers are currently available in 90 locations.