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Names Definitions
Autocharge Autocharge capability refers to the ability of a charging station equipped with Autocharge functionality to directly identify a connected vehicle by its VIN or MAC address. Subsequently, this data is transmitted to the eMobility platform for validation. It is considered a Plug & Charge charging method.
CCS The CCS is a fast-charging standard called Combined Charging System that can provide up to 350 kilowatts of direct current. CCS is based on a socket called Combo 1 or Combo 2 which is a combination of Type 1 or Type 2 sockets with extensions. The CCS Combo 1 can be found in North America while the CCS Combo 2 is the chosen standard in Europe
CDR CDR: Charging Detail Records are the charging transaction detail that is produced after every charging process
CHAdeMO CHAdeMO (CHArge de MOve) is a fast-charging standard delivering up to 62.5 kW by 500 V, 125 A direct current (DC). This standard has been primarily adopted by Japanese and Korean car manufacturers. This is the leading DC standard in Asia
Charge Point The Charge Point is the physical system where an electric vehicle can be charged. A Charge Point will have one or more connectors
Charging Station The unit where an electric vehicle is charged. A Charging Station consists of one or more charging spots (EVSE)
Connector The term “Connector”, as used in OCPP specification, refers to an independently operated and managed electrical outlet on a Charge Point. This usually corresponds to a single physical connector, but in some cases, a single outlet may have multiple physical socket types and/or tethered cable/connector arrangements
CPMS Charge Point Management System is the name of the Central System or back-office controlling the Charging Points
CPO or CSO (Operator) Charge Point Operator: Mobility partner who operates the charging infrastructure. They are sometimes called CSO (Charging Station Operators too)
CS Acronym for Charging Station


DR (Demand response) Demand response enables Charging station Operators to support the grid by reducing or shifting their electricity usage during peak periods in response to time-based rates or other forms of financial incentives.
DSO DSO stands for distribution system operator (DSO) which represents the operator of the electric power distribution system (utility) which delivers electricity to a charging station owner (Site owner)


EMP or MSP (Provider) Electric Mobility (eMobility) Provider or Mobility Service provider: Mobility partner who provides eMobility services to customers
ERP ERP is the acronym for Enterprise Resource Planning (CRM, accounting system, human resources…)
EV Acronym for electric vehicle
EV market players EV market players represent all market players: Driver, EMP, eRoaming, CSO, Site owner and charging stations
EVCO Electric Vehicle Contract: Contract between an EMP and a customer
EVCOID Electric Vehicle Contract Identifier
EVSE Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment: EVSE is a synonym of Charging Point. EVSEID Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Identifier
EVSEID Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Identifier. An EVSEID identifies a Charging Point
ISO 15118 This is a standard for the Plug & Charge feature that enables electric vehicles to automatically identify and authorize charging transactions by simply connecting the EV to the charging station.


M2M Machine to Machine are specific SIM cards used for data exchange between two machines. We do use these cards between Central System and Charging Stations


OCPI Open Charge Point Interface protocol (OCPI) is an open protocol supporting connections between EMP who have EV drivers as customers and CSO who manages Charging station. This protocol enables eRoaming between EV charging networks
OCPP Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP) is an application protocol for communication between EV Charging Stations and a central management system, also known as a Charging Station network
OICP Open Interface Charge Point is the eRoaming protocol of the Hubject eRoaming Hub solution
OpenADR Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR) is a standard for energy management. The solution defines parameters and information to manage the electricity network with demand response capabilities
OSCP The Open Smart Charging Protocol (OSCP) is an open communication protocol between a charge point management system and an energy management system (EMS). It is generally used as a protocol between DSO and CSO to manage grid capacity


RFID stands for Radio-frequency identification which is an identification system using electromagnetic fields to automatically identify user access solutions for EV drivers. This is often provided under the form of a key ring chip or a card that can be used with an RFID reader


SAE J1772 / Type 1 SAE J1772 or Type 1 is the charging standard (Ref: IEC 62196) delivering 1.44 kW to 19.2 kW as single-phase alternating current (AC). This is the common AC plug-in in North America
Site Owner or Site Host Site Owner/Site Host: Site Owners or Site Hosts are the physical owners of charging stations


Type 2 Type 2 is a charging standard (Ref: IEC 62196) delivering 3 to 50 kW as single-phase or three-phase alternating current (AC). This is the common AC plug European and American standard.
Vehicle-to-grid (V2G) Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) is a technology that enables the exchange of energy between the power grid and electric vehicle batteries. It allows electric vehicles to store excess energy from the grid during periods of low demand and return it when needed, thus aiding in managing energy load through demand response.
VIN Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is the registration number of any vehicle given by the OEM.