Zurich, Switzerland 2 March 2023 - In response to the EU’s strategy to phase out fossil-fueled cars, the electric car market in Europe is forecast for strong growth, from 2.9 million vehicles in 2023 to over 5.5 million vehicles in 2027, a CAGR of almost 18% (source: Statista). eCharging stations for both home and businesses will experience even faster growth, reaching 56 billion dollars by 2029, an impressive CAGR of over 30% during 2022-29 (source: Businesswire).
To facilitate this market, eCharging stations should not only support customer authentication, secure ePayment and bi-directional communication with the service provider’s cloud, they must also support complementary customer-loyalty services such as discounts on eParking, mobility services, public transport, car wash, food and drink, etc. via the same smartcard or mobile app.
To support this growing ecosystem around eCharging stations, eCharge Hardy Barth, a provider of eMobility solutions based in Germany, has partnered with LEGIC Identsystems to create eCharging stations that support secure user authentication, ePayment, monitoring as well as multi-application capability that easily integrates customer loyalty services on the same smartcard or Android/iOS mobile app.
Secure and versatile thanks to LEGIC
Based on LEGIC’s Security Platform, Hardy Barth’s eCharging stations provide total security via end-to-end managed encryption, real-time user authentication, secure ePayment (open lor closed loop), monitoring of station status as well as supporting multiple complementary applications that make eCharging services even more attractive.
The platform supports both smartcards (managed via LEGIC’s Master-Token System-Control, or MTSC) and mobile app via the trusted service LEGIC Connect. Customer interaction is contactless – all interaction is done via RFID, NFC or Bluetooth between mobile app or smartcard and a LEGIC SM-6310 Security Module embedded in each station.
To find out more about the secure and flexible eCharging solution from Hardy Barth, download the Use Case.
For more information about eCharge Hardy Barth’s eMobility solutions, visit:
About Hardy Barth
Germany-based eCharge Hardy Barth GmbH focuses on the design and production of charging stations for electric vehicles. Through in-house development, expertise in photovoltaic systems and load management technology has been established.
The company’s innovation has been honored with awards such as the "Bundespreis 2017", "Umweltpaket Bayern", "Top Brand Award 2021 and 2022" and "SolarProsumerAward 2022/23".
In total, Hardy Barth employs about 80 people at three companies which have their headquarters in Schwend, Birgland, Germany. For more information about “eCharge Hardy Barth” and its charging solutions, please visit: www.echarge.de
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