EVPassport has launched the first open EV charging platform to lower the barriers to EV adoption and allow brands to strengthen customer engagement.
The news comes after President Biden announced plans for phase one of his ambitious infrastructure proposal that includes 500,000 new EV charging stations.
Consisting of brandable hardware and API oriented software, EVPassport allows organizations to integrate the EV charging experience directly into their existing consumer-facing applications and services – providing customers with a branded EV charging experience that is compatible with any vehicle.
“We founded EVPassport with two fundamental goals: provide the most seamless EV charging experience for drivers possible; and empower brands to control and enhance customer engagement,” said Aaron Fisher, CEO and Co-founder, EVPassport. “Our API-driven approach significantly reduces the barriers to electric vehicle adoption and increases the incentive for retail, hospitality, CRE and consumer-facing brands to install EV chargers and advance the global sustainability movement.”
The number of EVs in the United States is projected to increase from 1.5 million in 2020 to up to 35 million by the end of the decade. According to Deloitte, the greatest concern for EV adoption in America is a lack of EV charging infrastructure. By requiring separate applications, accounts and top-up balances, traditional EV charging networks present additional barriers to accessing already limited availability.
EVPassport eliminates these obstacles with an interoperable network providing open REST API sets for location information, real-time availability, billing rates and more. drivers can see charger locations and click directly through to start a charging session without having to download an additional app or create a separate provider account. The company’s API-driven platform enables developers to integrate live EVPassport chargers directly into their applications, electric vehicle dashboards, services and more to control the user experience and drive brand engagement.
Newlab is a group of professionals and innovators who use transformational technologies to address the toughest problems in the world. In its Brooklyn Navy Yard headquarters, Newlab is installing several chargers to help meet the EV charging needs of its growing community of more than 800 entrepreneurs that include material scientists, roboticists, computer vision experts and data scientists.
“Newlab is dedicated to championing innovation and frontier technologies that build a more resilient, sustainable world. When we were looking to deploy EV charging stations on our properties, EVPassport’s open APIs and universal availability made the company the obvious choice,” said Shaun Stewart, CEO, Newlab. “Additionally, the EVPassport team supported us through our NYSERDA rebate pre-approval process, which covers the cost of the hardware, software and installation. It enables us to increase brand engagement and generate revenue immediately, while providing a seamless experience to our members.”
As a public benefits corporation, EVPassport is dedicated to thinking beyond profitability to simplify the process for organizations to purchase and install EV chargers. The company provides both Level 2 and DC fast chargers. All chargers are equipped with LTE and are payment-enabled, making them out-of-the-box ready for use with any EV brand. EVPassport chargers deliver drivers an app-less charging experience built around the ability to scan a QR code, pay and go. Charger owners receive an energy management solution that is customizable to meet brand standards, creates an additional source of income and meets the charging needs of all consumers.