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Hubject launches booking function for charge points and allows BMW customers access to more than 7,000 charging points in Japan

PRESS RELEASE

Berlin, 18 May 2016. intercharge network conference 2016: Hubject presents first cross-operator booking function for charging of electric vehicles and allows BMW customers access to more than 7,000 charging points in Japan

Last week Berlin Joint Venture, Hubject, invited more than 300 international experts from the automotive, energy and IT industries to Berlin for the annual “intercharge network conference”. Throughout the two-day conference industry representatives discussed how, through digitalisation, the mobility of today and tomorrow can be shaped to make it more user-friendly. The host, Hubject, presented on Thursday a new innovation, which allows digital booking of charging stations via smartphone throughout Europe. Furthermore, to kick off the conference, CEO Thomas Daiber announced that in the future BMW will offer its Japanese customers, with help from the Hubject platform, the ability to charge at more than 7,000 charging points in the JCN Japan Charge Network.

For the fourth time, industry, research and politics representatives gathered, in the context of the intercharge network conference, in the Berlin Humboldt-Box to discuss major themes
regarding “innovation”, “digitalisation” and “interconnection” of the future of sustainable mobility. The international event with guests from 19 countries was opened by the Parliamentary Secretary to the Federal Minister of Transport, Norbert Barthle. Through his speech “Connectivity will be the winning feature of future mobility,” Barthle described the potential of interconnection in electromobility.

Click here to find out more in our press release (PDF). 
Click here to access the intercharge network conference website.