EV Roaming: Obvious or Obsolete?
GreenFlux SmartSession Summary
Our latest webinar focused on the question of whether electric vehicle (EV) roaming is still a necessity. Discover our extensive expertise in this area and receive a concise overview with our summary.
Together with GreenFlux Sales Director Patrick Willner and Kevin Hochstätter, Country Supplier Manager at DKV Mobility, we took a closer look:
- The definition of EV roaming and why we need it in the first place
- Market overview and the outlook on charge point expansion in Europe until 2030,
- The significance of roaming from both B2B and B2C perspectives, and
- The key advantages of EV roaming.
With the ambitious goal set by the German government to install 1 million public charging points by the end of 2030, the EV landscape is undergoing a profound transformation. The urgency lies not only in increasing the number of chargers on the road but also in simplifying the charging process itself.
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Additionally, the outlook for the entire European Union paints an insightful picture. Currently, there are 613,000 public charge points, and this number is projected to reach 1.2 million by 2025, with an estimated surge to 3.4 million by the close of the decade in 2030, according to a study by McKinsey.
The study highlights that eMobility is a vast and evolving market. With this outlook, it becomes evident that EV roaming will progressively shift more and more into a business-to-business (B2B) sector and will still play a significant role in the EV business.
In the realm of EV roaming, three compelling arguments underscore its significance.
EV roaming results in fewer payment terminals per charging station. The charge point operators thus significantly reduce both acquisition and ongoing maintenance costs. Plus, the introduction of EV roaming also leads to significant savings, particularly in the high acquisition and installation costs of payment terminals. Especially the AC charging stations benefit significantly from the elimination of payment terminal costs, making them more profitable and attractive for operators.
Embarking on eMobility is simplified with the ability to start a charging session directly through a dedicated mobile app. A central aspect of the enhanced user experience is the visibility of the charging session history within the app. EV drivers benefit from a comprehensive overview of past charging sessions and valuable insights into usage patterns. This also helps in promoting trust with the inclusion of price transparency. EV drivers are provided with clear and upfront information on charging costs, allowing them to make financial considerations and plan their charging sessions accordingly.
One of the primary advantages for fleets lies in their ability to exert precise control over EV charging costs. EV roaming establishes spending limits and restrictions. In addition, real-time monitoring mechanisms add a layer of responsiveness to fleet management. Fleet operators gain immediate insights into the charging expenditures for each EV.
Another beneficial aspect of EV roaming for fleets is efficient tax reporting. Data generated during charging sessions becomes a crucial tool for accurate tax reporting. This not only ensures compliance but also opens up avenues for businesses to leverage tax deductions related to EV charging expenses.
EV roaming continues to be indispensable in the continually evolving realm of eMobility. With a range of available options and comprehensive solutions like GreenFlux roaming, the industry is well-prepared to address the escalating demands and challenges of the EV market.