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May 24, 2018

How to select a backend service provider for EV charging business

Charging business

Whether you are building a public charging network or a service offered to a selected customer group, make sure the service is smart. A future-proof EV charging backend system is cloud-based, white-labeled and standardised.


Follow the OCPP standard - and make sure your service provider does too

connection2If your target is to build a future-proof charging network (as it should be), pay a bit of attention to the connection between hardware and software.

The connection between charging devices and cloud-based backend requires a common language. Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP) is the de facto standard in the EV charging industry for this connection.

Make sure that your charging devices and the backend service both follow the same version of the OCPP protocol. A backend service following the OCPP protocol, like Virta's, can be integrated with almost any charging devices following the OCPP protocol. We currently follow OCPP 1.5, 1.6 and 2.0 versions, and keep updating as new versions come out.


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You might already have existing customers that feel like home with your brand. Use your existing brand with the EV charging service as well: familiarising with them is much easier when the brand is already intimate for the customers.

White-labeling means offering services that can be rebranded. End customers, EV drivers in this case, will see only your brand in all products and services offered for them. Your backend service partner offers you everything fully branded with your visual look and feel, as well as local language.

Backend service in a nutshell: Features you don't want to live without


  • OCPP standard implemented
  • Management tools: for device management, business insight and CRM
  • White-label services for EV drivers: Charging app, one-time payment tool, registration tool and customer portal
  • Roaming possibilities
  • Smart energy management features: ability to control charging based on different signals

A charging service shaped to suit your customers' needs

As it happens, all of the above-mentioned tools are part of Virta Operator Backend - even the smartest future energy management features, such as dynamic load management and optimised charging. Managing a charging service with us is easy. Offer your customers the best EV charging services with your brand, powered by us.

Deepen your understanding about our all-inclusive backend services:

Download the Overview of Virta Operator Backend

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