Charging network operator Allego has joined forces with GIREVE, which offers a platform designed to enable e-mobility roaming by acting as an interface between dissimilar systems. The two companies have formed a partnership to give GIREVE customers access to the Allego network.
By using GIREVE’s Connect Place, Allego can now offer e-mobility service providers access to its network. Allego chose OCPI (Open Charge Point Interface) as the technical protocol to connect with GIREVE. The companies share the common goal of increasing cross-border mobility and creating an interoperable charging network accessible anywhere, any time.
Allego operates a network of more than 12,000 Level 2 and DC fast charging stations in Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and the UK. The company recently opened its first 350 kW chargers, which feature liquid-cooled charging cables, as part of the MEGA-E (Metropolitan Greater Areas Electrified) project, which will include 322 ultra-fast chargers and 39 multi-modal charging hubs in at least 10 European metropolitan areas.
“We believe that ground-breaking partnerships like the one we are implementing with GIREVE will serve to improve charging infrastructure, enhance the EV driver user experience, further [accelerate] EV adoption and expand Allego’s market position,” said Allego CEO Anja van Niersen.
“GIREVE wants to become a long-term partner of e-mobility and charging point operators in Europe, by offering them connectivity services and collaboration tools that will usefully help them provide EV drivers with e-mobility services,” said Bruno Lebrun, CEO of GIREVE.