The new standard features in the company’s latest generation of AC charging stations – the EVBox Livo and EVBox Liviqo. These chargers will now seamlessly integrate with the Ampeco Charge Point Management Platform via OCPP 2.0.1.

OCPP 2.0.1-compliant EV chargers and charging management software will offer substantial benefits to charge point operators (CPOs) and EV drivers.

CPOs get enhanced control over their charging infrastructure. They will, for example, be able to conveniently configure tariffs from the charging management software, implement exclusive payment solutions or show customised messages with real-time cost and rate information to drivers. 

OCPP 2.0.1 also provides greater end-to-end security and improved station monitoring for large charging networks. It streamlines operations, reduces downtime, and cuts operating costs through improved remote maintenance capabilities.

The latest protocol will enable many upcoming industry technologies, such as ISO 15118. It ensures secure communication and advanced smart charging functionalities, as well as enables Plug & Charge for easier driver authorisation.

“As a founding member of the Open Charge Alliance, we not only want to have the most secure and technologically innovative protocol integrated into our EV charging stations, but also invite other backends to jump on board with the OCPP 2.0.1 protocol to offer a flexible network to all EV drivers,” said Natasa Jovanovic, senior director of software solutions at EVBox. “We strongly believe that the new protocol is the better way forward for our industry and we aspire to motivate other manufacturers and software providers to integrate this standard.”