Uberall, a global provider of hybrid customer experience (CX) solutions, is partnering with Eco-Movement, a data platform for electric vehicle (EV) charge point data.
The partnership will enable EV charge point operators, including convenience stores, to showcase real-time data about chargers including charge type, wattage and availability, alongside verified business information on search, map and navigation platforms.
“The shift from fuel-powered to electric vehicles is taking place across the world, but a major barrier holding consumers back from purchasing electric cars is the uncertainty and difficulty in finding suitable charging stations nearby," said Florian Hübner, Uberall CEO and founder.
"To overcome this, it's critical that information about charging stations flows in real-time from business to consumer." By 2027 there are expected to be nearly three million charge points worldwide, according to Statista.
Although the number of charge points is growing, it's not easy for drivers to locate the nearest charger that meets their needs and know that it's available, due largely to the difficulties faced by charge point operators in managing and distributing their data.
Eco-Movement helps solve this challenge by aggregating charge point data, including charger type and availability, into a uniform, accurate, and complete database.
“Too often, information about charging stations found online is inaccurate, which can be very frustrating for EV drivers and the charge point operators,” said Roderick van den Berg, Eco-Movement CEO and founder.
“Our goal at Eco-Movement is to make sure drivers can rely on correct charger information and help operators to present information about their chargers effectively. We accomplish this by leveraging machine learning and a full team of data specialists.”
Compared to 2020, sales of new electric vehicles more than doubled in the past year, bringing EV sales to about 5% of global passenger car sales, according to the 2022 International Energy Report.
Uberall helps brick-and-mortar businesses stay competitive by using digital technology to win clicks online and feet offline. Uberall, founded in 2013 with global headquarters in Berlin, with U.S. headquarters in Detroit, services more than 1,850 multi-location businesses across 170 countries.