Over the years ElaadNL has been initiator of several organisations. Learn more about EVnetNL, Living Lab Smart Charging, Open Charge Alliance and e-clearing.net.
Starting in 2009 the E-laad Foundation established a network of more than 3,000 public charging stations for electric cars across the Netherlands. In 2014 the foundation split up its activities into two separate platforms: ElaadNL and EVnetNL. EVnetNL is now responsible for managing the existing charging points together with municipal partners.
Living Lab Smart Charging
Living Lab Smart Charging is an open platform in which parties collaborate on the energy system of the future. At increasingly greater scales they test how to improve Smart Charging applications. In doing so they focus on innovation and sharing knowledge, and support others with the development of new projects where needed. This can all lead to new products and services from market parties. Living Lab Smart Charging does this in the Netherlands, and also internationally.
Open Charge Alliance
Open Charge Alliance (OCA) is a global consortium of public and private electric vehicle infrastructure leaders that have come together to promote open standards through the adoption of the Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP) and the Open Smart Charging Protocol (OSCP). OCA provides powerful, open and interoperable communication protocols for the electric vehicle charging infrastructure. Protocols which support all the functionality needed by today’s advanced charge management systems.
E-clearing.net was launched in October 2014 as a joint venture of ElaadNL and smartlab Innovationsgesellschaft mbH from Germany. The aim of e-clearing.net is the unhindered access to charging infrastructure across network borders. They offer market players in electric mobility an open B2B-platform that enables cross-border interoperability in charging of electric vehicles. Through the platform their partners can share the data necessary for user authentication, billing, and real-time monitoring of activity at charging points. With more than 9.500 online compatible charge points e-clearing.net is one of Europe’s largest e-roaming platforms.