This latest addition to eDRV's product suite significantly reduces the time and effort it takes any large-scale charging network or EV charging hardware manufacturer to offer safe and secure plug and charge experiences at scale. As the company points out, currently it takes these customers' in-house teams close to eight months to build plug and charge technologies — with eDRV, it can be implemented with minimal code in less than one hour.

EV ownership continues to grow in the US yet satisfaction with EV charging networks is declining. Plug and charge technology can improve the public charging experience by eliminating the need for drivers to use an app or swipe a credit card to initiate a charge. By making it easier than ever for charging providers to deliver these benefits to drivers, eDRV's Plug&Charge API unlocks seamless, convenient, and secure recharging and supports the continued adoption of EVs.

The new Plug&Charge solution expands eDRV's existing enterprise API platform, which supports wallets, load management, charge management, and more. Just as Stripe's and Plaid's APIs make it easy for any merchant to accept online transactions, eDRV delivers all charging providers the building blocks needed to efficiently and securely operate scaled networks, while also offering these owners control and customisation. Ultimately, eDRV's software empowers every charging provider to easily design, launch, and manage charging networks that maximise utilisation and revenue potential.

"Charging providers must continue expanding their networks and offering high-quality charging experiences to satisfy drivers' growing expectations. eDRV's APIs offer these enterprise customers the ability to quickly and securely launch new charging technologies that elevate the customer experience and meet government requirements," said Bhaskar Deol, CEO and co-founder of eDRV. "Our latest Plug&Charge API allows all major charge point operators to rapidly improve their network's convenience, offering their drivers the same benefits that Tesla owners have enjoyed for years."