German newcomer chooses the latest Plug&Charge software from Switch

A stranger to our international readers: Charge Construct specializes in HPC hubs and is expanding its charging network in Germany. One of the notable deals is a framework agreement for installing fast charging infrastructure at 200 locations of the German discounter Norma. The company says Switch was “the only OCPP 2.0.1 certified charging system that fully supports ISO 15118-2/-20.”

This is also thanks to Switch founder Marc Mültin. He has been active in the e-mobility world for over thirteen years and is working on the very same international EV communication standards, which essentially enable Plug&Play and future-oriented features such as V2X. His latest venture graced our news desk, most recently when ABB decided to take a stake in the ‘deep-tech startup’ in April 2023.

Switch’s flagship product, the Josev charger control system, connects to the cloud-based management platform and already integrates these latest standards. This was a key selling point for ABB, as these protocols prevent a lock-in effect and ultimately enable interoperable solutions across the industry the Swiss company noted at the time.

Switch is also working on its open-source stack ‘Josev Community’ and charger-agnostic management platform for customer segments and regions.

Charge Construct will benefit from the same features as the management platform integration. The company expects that the new software solution and diagnostics will, among other things, increase the availability and reliability of charging stations, reduce maintenance costs and provide price advantages for end users.

Adrian Zierer, CEO of Charge Construct, added: “All the fundamentals are in place. Switch meets Eichrecht’s requirements and is integrated into Hubject’s leading roaming platform.”

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Switch also just launched the Switch Approved program for EV charger manufacturers looking to test and confirm the functionality of OCPP 2.0.1-specific system components.

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