Ionity will be use has to be's software for the european Super-fast charging network
When drivers are asked about the disadvantages of electric vehicles, they usually mention the limited range and the long charging time of the batteries. These concerns will soon be a thing of the past. Super-fast charging points will be available throughout Europe every 120 kilometers, charging empty batteries in just a few minutes.
Behind the project is Ionity, a joint venture between BMW, Daimler, Ford and the Volkswagen Group (with Audi and Porsche) which plans to build 400 charging stations across Europe by 2020.
Ionity relies on cooperation with strong partners from the industry to build up a nationwide charging network. One of them is the new Austrian tech company has to be. The company, based in Radstadt (Salzburg) has developed intelligent software for the management of electrical charging infrastructures. The product is called be.Energised. It is used successfully just at more than 12,000 charging stations worldwide. The main trump card of the system is its versatility: the software is not tied to a specific device type, but is compatible with almost all charging stations on the market. This makes has to be’s solutions attractive for large companies all over the world.
Several has to be solutions are used in Ionity’s charging network: “Our software ensures the stable operation of the charging stations and enables simple billing, regardless of which charging card the customer wants to use. Even contactless direct payment at the charging station is possible. We also operate the hotline, which customers call if something doesn’t work. We always act as a white-label provider. This means that the end customer does not see us, but only enjoys the quality of the processing” explains CEO Martin Klässner.