chargebyte and Switch partner to offer Josev
Professional, a unified operating system for EV chargers, preconfigured on
chargebyte’s Charge Control C controllers. The partnership marks the beginning of
an embedded software solution that allows access to advanced next-generation
capabilities for the mass market. Electric vehicle charger manufacturers can now offer
AC and DC bi-directional charging solutions more easily and with a quick route to
market. It also brings additional user-convenience for EV drivers through Plug &
Charge support and financial benefits to EV charging networks.
A preconfigured charge controller with Josev Professional accelerates EV charge
point manufacturers’ go to market and reduces their costs by eliminating the
complexity of implementing the latest industry-approved communication standards
and protocols like ISO 15118-2/-20 and OCPP 2.0.1. The software is plug-and-play
ready and requires minimal integration effort thanks to Switch’s well defined API. It
brings an array of next-generation capabilities to charger OEMs, EV charging networks
Thanks to this collaboration, charging networks can be easily upgraded and
future-proofed with the most convenient user experience for charging and billing
(Plug & Charge). End-customers can achieve energy self-sufficiency at home by
turning their EVs into “power banks on wheels”’. Businesses can finally monetise
energy storage capacities and cut costs on energy bills through energy transfer
back to their industry plants or offices when market prices peak.
With infrastructure that is capable of bi-directional power transfer, vehicle-to-building
(V2B) and vehicle-to-home (V2H) use cases are promising business opportunities to
diversify your revenue portfolio at scale. Consequently, hardware capable of V2B and
V2H applications is in high demand.
Thomas Wagner, chargebyte CEO, said: “Our partnership with Switch means we can
now offer a highly innovative solution that eases the deployment of forward-looking
technologies such as Vehicle-to-Grid, which has the capability to utilise vehicles as
temporary energy storage devices. Thanks to our award-winning product, a reliable,
convenient, and speedy solution for future-proof charging stations is available for
charging point manufacturers and charging station operators."
Dr Marc Mültin, Switch Founder & CEO, said: “We are excited to combine our software
expertise with chargebyte’s hardware expertise. Thanks to our partnership, we can
now offer a turnkey solution enabling a fast route to market for charger OEMs and
innovative EV charging networks. Our embedded solution, Josev Professional, helps
enable bi-directional charging based on ISO 15118-20 and OCPP 2.0.1 with V2X
extensions for both AC and DC charging manufacturers and opens up new revenue
streams for their Charge Point Operators (CPO) customers worldwide.”
chargebyte supplies hardware and software products for all aspects of charging communication. With more than 10 years of experience in the field of powerline communication, the company offers solutions for the charging function in electric vehicles as well as in charging stations. The award-winning products rely on forward-looking technologies such as Vehicle-2-Grid, which turns vehicles into temporary energy storage devices. The products are developed and manufactured in Germany and are used worldwide.
Switch is a fast-growing, premier tech and knowledge company for the EV charging
industry. The company’s mission is to accelerate EV adoption worldwide by offering
advanced software products that enable a seamless charging experience and total
operational control – all in one cost-effective package. The Switch platform is fully
native to advanced capabilities such as Plug & Charge, Vehicle-to-Grid and Advanced
The company, based in London, is a team of 25 with a growing list of high-profile
clients across the emerging electric vehicle charging sector, including charge
point OEMs and charging networks. It was founded in 2020 by Dr Marc Mültin,
a world-renowned leader in the communication standards that underpin the global
EV charging ecosystem.