e-clearing.net is the solution for cross-functional charging of electric vehicles. The core of this solution is a platform with the purpose to exchange roaming authorisation, charge transaction and charge point information data.
By making use of this clearing house, the complexity of relationships between parties can be reduced, from many partner connections to a single connection with the clearing house. Due to the open architecture, e-clearing.net enables partnership setup flexibility.
Participants of e-clearing.net beneﬁ t from one interface, while keeping the freedom of choice in partners and services.
The market demand does not stop at the interoperable access to charging stations. e-clearing.net generally makes interoperability easy, ﬂexible and scalable. The system offers - in addition to the exchange of charge transactions - numerous value added services, such as integration with geo-navigation systems, and is aiming to provide further services such as reservations of charging stations from an intelligent vehicle.
In short, e-clearing.net is a solution to exchange roaming authorisation, charge transaction and charge point information data.
E-mobility introduces an entire set of new services, coming from existing and/or new market players. With the increase of the number of parties that have a role in providing and servicing of charging and the increase in transactions (charge-actions) there exists a growing demand for these transactions to be handled in an automated way. In order to function, at least one two-way interface between each market player is needed, leading to a vast amount of non-standardised interfaces.
For this reason, Blue Corner (Belgium) ladenetz.de (Germany) and e-laad foundation (Netherlands) created e-clearing.net.
The plattform fee per partner is arranged in three classes. The fees for the year 2015 are: 5.000 € (small) - 10.000 € (medium) - 15.000 € (large). Fees are paid for 12 month from signing.
New partners will be classified based on two factors:
The following table illustrates the classification:
|Turnover in [million € / year]|
|More than 10 million Euro||medium||large||large|
|Between 1 million and 10 million Euro||small||medium||large|
|Below 1 million Euro||small||small||medium|
|Provider: [Number of contracts]||≤ 1000||1000–5000||> 5000|
|Operator: [Number of charge points]||≤ 50||50–500||> 500|
|Navigation Provider: [activity]||static data only||static and dynamic data|
For whole onboarding process of IT-systems a flat fee of 5.000 € must be paid, which includes workshops, support etc.
E-clearing.net is an open platform. A new open protocol - OCHP (Open Clearinghouse Protocol) - is designed to give parties the opportunity to use their own systems to connect to e-clearing.net.
The effort to connect to e-clearing.net is thus limited to merely implementing the OCHP interface to its own system.
Since the market launch in October 2014 smartlab and ElaadNL are running the platform in a non-profit way. Today 18 important market players share the vision with us and are using e-clearing.net as an eRoaming platform (overview picture below). Already today, more than 115.000 customers contracts and over 9.500 charging points are connected via the partners to the platform.
These are the latest press releases concerning e-clearing.net:
🔗 smartlab will be present at the IAA in Frankfurt am Main from the 15th to the 18th September and shows the open e-roaming platform e-clearing.net. Visit us at the New Mobility World, Hall 3.1, Booth B10. We look forward to seeing you!
If you are in the electric mobility market as a service provider, a supply equipment operator or a navigation service provider, then you are invited to join us!
For more information contact us.