Berlin/Shanghai, May 28, 2019 – Since entering the China market in July 2018, Hubject has been drawing more and more attention from the EV industry there. As the largest global eRoaming platform for EV charging infrastructure, Hubject sees China as an essential part of its globalization strategy.
Recently, charging network operators, such as CarEnergyNet, YKCharge, EVCDX, and Kakuka, have signed cooperation agreements with Hubject establishing interoperability on a larger scale in the Chinese market.
With its strong presence and extensive market experience in certain regions, Hubject will continue to give more charging operators the opportunity to offer their charging services as a part of the Hubject eRoaming platform. In addition, the Hubject eRoaming platform offers high-quality online services, ensures advanced standards, and, with interoperability between charging operators, a premium customer charging experience across all networks on the platform.
China is among the most rapidly growing markets for new EVs. At the end of April 2019, the total volume of new EVs in China exceeded 3 million – 80% of which were pure electric vehicles according to official statistics. Simultaneously, approximately 950,000 charging points were installed across the nation.
CarEnergyNet, with headquarters based in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, is one of the largest CPOs in southern China. The company now operates nearly 10,000 charging points in its major cities directly serving end customers. They also provide EV drivers with an all-in-one app for overall eMobility service.
YKCharge, headquartered in Nanjing in central China, deployed more than 2,000 charging points themselves, but also operate more than 25,000 charging points as a PaaS provider. Nowadays YKCharge is focused on centralized charging stations’ operation and management.
EVCDX, located in Beijing, currently offers more than 250 charging points. The company is now planning to expand its AC charging network. In the meantime, EVCDX offers PaaS and SaaS to the industry.
Kakuka, based in Shanghai, has deployed more than 100 charging points in the city. It also provides hardware and charging solutions to third-party vendors.
As of today, Hubject has already integrated more than 100,000 charging points on its platform globally. China, with its tremendous market volume and expanding charging infrastructure, has added more than 35,000 charging points to the number besides StarCharge. “Having Hubject as our global eRoaming partner in China, we are excited and looking forward to expanding our activities together as we grow. The market in China is large, and there is a lot of room for developing additional cooperation models,” says Li Pu, Vice President of CarEnergyNet.
“I think Hubject has a very promising role in the Chinese market. eRoaming services are very much needed here. As the charging infrastructure grows rapidly, we see good chances for Hubject,” days Tian Bo, CEO of YKCharge.
As an eRoaming and marketplace enabler for B2B customers, Hubject is setting up connections and business relations between all CPOs, and can thereby support all of them to reach new levels of opportunities for doing business with each other. In addition, participants on the platform can reach more charging users and serve more B2B customers, who are all on the platform. These are the advantages that the new Chinese partners on the platform will start participating in.
The market function of Hubject is to stay neutral, objective, and independent.
Christian Hahn, CEO of Hubject GmbH, states: “Both in scale and speed, China is electrifying the transport sector faster than anywhere else in the world. Therefore, China is very important for offering our eRoaming platform and services on a global scale. Hubject has the experience and market knowledge to develop and support conditions for interoperability between charging networks in China, and also to offer our services anywhere that electric vehicles will be.”