- Kempower has launched a new Plug and Charge solution, simplifying the EV charging experience and payment by automating the communication and billing processes between EVs and its charging stations.
- Kempower’s new Plug and Charge solution is available as an extension of its existing Kempower ChargEye charging management software.
- All major car manufacturers will upgrade their EVs to support the ISO 15118-2 Plug and Charge standard.
LAHTI, FINLAND – Kempower has launched a new Plug and Charge solution to improve and simplify the user experience for EV drivers by cutting the billing process from charging sessions. The Plug and Charge solution will be offered as an extension of the company’s existing Kempower ChargEye charging management software and meets the latest ISO 15118-2 standard specifications. The solution is compatible with all Kempower chargers, including those already installed and operational.
One of the most significant barriers to a smooth EV transition is a poor charging experience, which discourages many drivers from adopting EVs. Studies measuring the user experience commonly identify payment as one of the biggest pain points regarding EV charging. Payment can be time-consuming and confusing for drivers, with public charging a particularly frustrating experience.
Kempower’s new Plug and Charge solution removes this problem by enabling users to simply plug in their vehicle and continue their journey after charging without engaging in a lengthy billing process. It also eliminates the need for radio-frequency identification cards or charging apps to use charging points while ensuring high IT security.
Plug and Charge is enabled by ISO 15118-2, the international standard for charging EVs, which aims to secure the future of vehicle charging while delivering simplicity of use. Kempower will offer the latest industry-standard specifications to its customers by making Plug and Charge available as an add-on to its existing Kempower ChargEye software. Charging point operators that use Kempower ChargEye can now subscribe to the company’s software update to implement Plug and Charge with their own systems and at their charging stations on a case-by-case basis. The solution is compatible with all Kempower chargers, including those already installed and operational.
Commenting on the company’s new Plug and Charge solution, Jussi Vanhanen, Kempower’s Chief Market Officer, said:
“We’ve always placed user experience and reliability at the center of all our charging solutions, so we’re delighted to make charging experiences even smoother for EV drivers with our new Plug and Charge solution. The new Plug and Charge solution follows the latest ISO 15118-2 specifications, meaning our customers can confidently provide a new industry standard of charging experience at their charging stations.”
“Our new Plug and Charge solution not only simplifies the charging process for EV drivers but is also easy to implement for our customers as it is an extension of our existing Kempower ChargEye software. Kempower ChargEye handles all the automation of the billing process, making integration incredibly simple for our customers.”
Plug and Charge is already compatible with some manufacturers’ EVs, and Kempower expects all major manufacturers to announce that they will soon upgrade their vehicles to support Plug and Charge.
Paula Savonen, VP, Communications, Kempower
Tel. +358 400 343 851
Kempower in brief
We design and manufacture reliable and user-friendly DC fast-charging solutions for electric vehicles. Our vision is to create the world’s most desired EV charging solutions for everyone, everywhere. Our product development and production are based in Finland, with the majority of our materials and components sourced locally. We focus on all areas of e-mobility, from electric cars, trucks, and buses to machines and marine. Our modular and scalable charging system and world-class software are designed by EV drivers for EV drivers, enabling the best user experience for our customers around the world. Kempower is listed in the Nasdaq First North Growth Market Finland.