What is OCPP (Open Charge Point Protocol)?

Adequate, scalable infrastructure is imperative to the electric vehicle revolution. In the early days of EV charging, there was no consideration of open standards and interoperability. Closed networks were created by private network operators, resulting in customers requiring multiple accounts to access publicly available chargers. OCPP is the answer to this problem.


What is OCPP?


OCPP stands for Open Charge Point Protocol. It is an open-source ‘language’ that allows charging points and central systems and exchange data. Any EV charging point that is compliant with OCPP can also run any other OCPP-compliant software.


The Power of Flexibility


Many manufacturers operate on a closed system, whereby their charge points can only be used with their own proprietary software. By choosing an OCPP-compliant solution, this means that you can change your network whenever you want. You will never be locked to a single vendor.


No Stranded Assets


The EV market is rapidly changing. A closed system charging point infrastructure could become outdated and leave a business with assets that may no longer have value. OCPP is updated as the EV market evolves, so your customers never miss out on an important update to software requirements.


Cost Reduction


OCPP’s interoperability means that you can simply change networks to avoid inflated fees. You can always choose the price you pay for EV charging services.


Improved User Experience


EV drivers benefit greatly from the improved accessibility and choices that OCPP provides. Drivers will no longer have to worry about missing out on a charging point if their charging network provider isn’t compatible.


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