Shorepower in pact with OpConnect to connect electric vehicle charging stations

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Shorepower in pact with OpConnect to connect electric vehicle charging stations

 

By
Greentech Lead Team
: Shorepower, a transportation electrification
infrastructure company, connecting cars and trucks to the electrical grid, and
OpConnect, a technology provider in electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE)
and network systems, have signed an agreement to connect Shorepower’s Level II
electric vehicle charging stations to OpConnect’s Electric Vehicle Charging
Network.

EV
drivers charging on Shorepower’s charging stations now
have access to all of the features of OpConnect’s network. OpConnect’s network
offers real-time views of networked charging stations, real-time status of
their charging sessions, charging history and billing management. Companies
plan to offer reservation capabilities for EVs in the future.

“We
are delighted to be able to offer convenient OpConnect features to our growing
network of energy vending machines. OpConnect’s cutting edge technology helps
solidify Shorepower’s position in the EVSE market,” said Alan Bates, VP of
Marketing, Shorepower.

EV
drivers can view real-time status of the station’s charging ports through an
OpConnect iPhone application to find available stations and get turn-by-turn
directions to an available station.

“We
have been able to integrate Shorepower’s stations into our network in less than
90 days and this partnership demonstrates that our open architecture enables
any charging station OEM to quickly and cost-effectively join our network and
provide its features to EV drivers,” said Dexter Turner, president,
OpConnect.

In
another related development in the industry CPS Energy announced it has installed 120 electric vehicle
charging stations throughout San Antonio as part of a federally-funded research
project. The project is funded through a Department of Energy grant aimed at
putting the infrastructure in place to increase the adoption of electric
vehicles.

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