ebee Smart Technologies GmbH Berlin (ebee) develops intelligent, easy-to-install components for cost-effective charging infrastructure. ebee has joined the Charging Interface Initiative e.V. (CharIN) to support and promote the global standardisation of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles.
The ebee charging point "Berlin" is designed to meet all current and relevant standards (in compliance with German calibration law) and can be used universally (as a wallbox, street light charging point or freestanding) with any desired backend management system. All charging points already feature hardware and software support for the ISO 15118 communication standard. By joining CharIN, ebee underlines its commitment to work closely with car manufacturers to promote this communication standard, particularly for AC charging and for supporting the Plug'n'Charge use case.
With the ebee Dynamic Load Management, the charging point also offers the necessary features for dealing with volatile energy flows in the network or overloads of the common connected load. Charging supported by ISO 15118 additionally provides the option of staggered priority– e.g. the vehicles that are to be used again within a short period of time are charged before the vehicles that are only needed after a longer time period.
The "Berlin" charging point is controlled via the charge controllers of the CC612/CC613 series, developed by Bender GmbH & Co. KG in Grünberg.
"Joining this association brings us one step closer to our goal of creating sustainable and future-proof mobility based on ISO 15118," says Robert Weyrauch, Managing Director and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at ebee, who is looking forward to the worldwide cooperation with CharIN.
About ebee and Bender:
The ebee Smart Technologies GmbH Berlin was founded in 2011. The aim is to develop cost-effective, intelligent, easy-to-install and publicly accessible charging infrastructure that enables comprehensive synergies with existing infrastructure. ebee focuses on eMobility charging infrastructure and on interfaces beyond that. To achieve the greatest possible flexibility in application, ebee provides a universal product that can be configured to meet individual customer requirements. The special expertise is based, among other things, on the close link with urban planning concepts, the energy network sector, the real estate industry and the automotive industry. The company is majority-owned by the Bender Group. It is based in Berlin-Schöneberg.
Bender GmbH & Co. KG is a globally active medium-sized family company and leading provider of top-class electrical safety products and solutions. The range covers applications in the field of mobility for electric or hybrid vehicles, energy generation and distribution, regenerative energy extraction and applications in building technology and various other industrial areas. The development and production of components for the sensitive medical sector is one of the key focus areas for products.
Bender is represented in more than 70 countries around the world. Outside Germany, the BENDER Group has its own companies in 12 countries. It currently employs 875 people around the world and records an annual turnover of 150 million euros (2019). More than 15 percent of the employees work in research and development. The production is carried out at two locations in Germany. The medium-sized company with its head office and innovation centre in Grünberg (Hesse) is under full family ownership.